[AfrICANN-discuss] Towards mailing list version 2.0

Brian Munyao Longwe blongwe at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 11:14:18 SAST 2012

I agree with Dr. Lisse, this list is intended for broad stakeholder
engagement on matter related to ICANN, Africa, the Internet and Internet
Governance in general. Policies/regulations/laws are not being made on this
list - nor is it's content subject to policies/regulations/laws. For that
reason going the route of imposing a mandatory S/MIME or PGP/GPG
requirement on every poster would be self-defeating.

Let us continue in the same spirit with which we have over the past 7-8 (?)
years that this list has been in existence. As with other similar lists, it
is usually assumed that one takes full responsibility for whatever they
post; anonymity and/or pseudonyms are frowned upon as they can be used as a
cover to engage in unsavoury conduct; and general etiquette is observed.



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On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 11:55 AM, Dr Eberhard W Lisse <el at lisse.na> wrote:

> I personally don't think that this list warrants such measures,
> because you will not be able to even get existing members to
> validate themselves.
> I do however think that this is something one can try out for lists
> where audience is restricted, for example by law (such as medical
> practitioners in some European countries).
> I don't particularly care whether I use S/MIME or PGP, I can do
> both, I just figured out PGP/GPG many years ago and SSL only
> recently.
> As far as AUP is concerned, I disagree, then you need a moderator
> and every Tom, Dick and Sophia will squeal if only a single comma
> was changed.  I prefer that everyone uses it at one's own peril, and
> be aware that there is a delete button.
> el
> On 2012-12-06 10:21 , Mark Elkins wrote:
> > On Thu, 2012-12-06 at 08:15 +0200, Dr Eberhard W Lisse wrote:
> >
> >> My emails from the Macs are signed with SSL as a matter of
> >> course, but I haven't had time yet to load the certificate onto
> >> the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.
> >
> >>> The mailing list version 2.0 = Face-list (subscription with
> >>> photo) + Security embedded (through digital signature provide
> >>> with standard as OpenPGP).
> >
> > Insisting that S/MIME is used on this list might not be such a bad
> > idea.  This is an AfriNIC list and they can provide S/MIME
> > certificates for people that validate themselves with copies of
> > passports - etc.  One can also use the free services of people
> > like StartCom (www.startssl.com) to get a suitable S/MIME
> > signature as well - you also need to provide verifiable
> > information.  (I just prefer S/MIME over PGP).
> >
> > These certificates can all be exported/imported across various
> > devices.
> >
> > If this increases the trust factor of identities on this list (no
> > other software changes needed), I think this would be a positive
> > move.
> >
> > Maybe there also needs to be a discussion on an AUP?
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