[Freedombox-discuss] Decentralized naming (was: Introductions)

Clint Adams clint at gnu.org
Tue Nov 30 19:21:05 UTC 2010

On Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 02:59:54PM +0100, Matthew Johnson wrote:
> I mentioned similar things in my reply about mobile devices. I think it's a
> good idea to get these devices involved in the web of trust and use that in
> order to get secure associations with friends. As you say, people already
> exchange 16-digit numbers, although that's more addressing than identity
> certification. Using QR codes is a good idea. A more simple solution would be
> just to stick the whole public key data and certificate on a USB stick then be
> able to plug that into the freedom box and say "this is one of my friends,
> please talk to them", which would in the process certify that certificate.
> What I'd like to see is when you search for friends it says "Via this chain of
> friends I know that this is really the right person, is that OK?" or if not say
> "I can't verify your friend, you need to do X, Y or Z to confirm it's them" and
> tie this all in with the web of trust. The FB-managed email could then manage
> signing and encryption for you and also communicating with the other boxes
> using monkeysphere to authenticate everything.

While I still think that this is the right thing to be talking about, I have
just been pointed to


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