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Re: [s20101107.69] Temporary Policy Relief

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  • From: Ian G <iang AT>
  • To: cacert-policy AT
  • Cc: CAcert Support <support AT>, alva roberts <s.o.roberts1s AT>
  • Subject: Re: [s20101107.69] Temporary Policy Relief
  • Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:55:56 +1100
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Hi Alva,

unfortunately I haven't the time to write a longer reply, but here are some pointers.

On 8/11/10 8:27 AM, CAcert Support wrote:

CAcert needs funding to keep its services running, so if you find our project
useful please consider donating. For more information see
---- Forwarded message from alva 
roberts<s.o.roberts1s AT>

I am getting ready to graduate from southeast missouri state university in
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA.  Here on campus we have a growing number of
students that would like to find ways to secure our emails a little more
after we graduate.  I would like to reccomend that you unfreeze the TTP for
a week so some of my peers and myself can get our assurance and can help get
others assured.  We have one assurer here on campus in the IT department.
If we just had a a couple more I know we could grow our local cacert
community to a larger number in the are.  Right now most of us are looking
at about a 120 mile drive in order to get one signature and then another 20
or thierty more minutes to get another.  This would allieviate that drive
and help our colligate community become more independant.  Please consider
my request so that we can put the move on in our area.

We have no mechanism to "unfreeze" a policy, although there are two ways to modify its effect. One is to file a dispute, and the other is to write a subsidiary policy.

A recent subsidiary policy has been written in this area which will replace the old TTP regime as and when it is worked through. It is the TTP-Assisted Assurance Policy, and is discussed at on the wiki at this URL: .

As you can see, it is a work in progress. In principle, it could be used now, but we lack detail.

One of the things we lack is a description of who in the country could be considered a sufficiently reliable person to act as authenticators of id documents? The list might include Notaries Public, bank managers, etc.

Locally in Cape Girardeau the need for secured information is growing as the
Missouri Gaming Commission decides if the want to put a casino in our town
we need to be looking towards more personal security implementations to
prevent identity theft.

Once again thank you for your consideration and I look forward to you

hth, iang

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