[Standards] [Fwd: I-D Action:draft-melnikov-digest-to-historic-00.txt]

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Sep 12 18:44:29 UTC 2007

Michal 'vorner' Vaner wrote:
> Hello
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 08:37:34PM +0200, Jonathan Chayce Dickinson wrote:
>> Anyway, truth be told, if the client can't use Jabber unless they get a
>> certificate, chances are they will, which would not only benefit Jabber, but
>> the internet as a whole. You could even use xmpp.org as the CA, which 'we'
>> would have more control over: so 'we' could crack down on SPIMmers quite
>> easily.
> Then users go after MSN instead.

Right. It's easy to dream about ideally secure systems in which everyone
has an X.509 certificate etc., but if we had designed Jabber that way in
the beginning we'd still have about 500 users instead of 50 million.


Peter Saint-Andre

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