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Re: [openpgp] How to re-launch the OpenPGP WG

2015-03-16 08:28:35
"James P. Howard" <jh(_at_)jameshoward(_dot_)us> writes:

Is there an upvote button for this?  I even tweeted about this yesterday!

The current signed-XML standard is an awful awful thing and having a usable
standard for signed text formats (XML, JSON, whatever) would would make the
implementation a de facto default.

Have you looked a JOSE?

I think this would be out of scope for OpenPGP.

James Howard


On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM, DataPacRat 
<datapacrat(_at_)gmail(_dot_)com> wrote:

    On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 7:57 AM, Werner Koch <wk(_at_)gnupg(_dot_)org> 
    > On Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:51, datapacrat(_at_)gmail(_dot_)com said:
    >> I'm interested in certain aspects of Webs of Trust, such as their
    >> potential to overcome certain problematic aspects of centralized
    > Using this ML for discussin is IMHO okay but trust modells are not a
    > goal of the OpenPGP standard.  It might turn out that a certain feature
    > would be useful and that would be something which can be put into the
    > standard.
    Will the new OpenPGP standard explicitly include some form of
    text-file (or XML, or JSON) format for keys, along the lines of the
    venerable 'BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK'? If so, then as long as it
    includes at least one free-form-text comments field which can be used
    for arbitrary additional data, such as a score indicating exactly how
    much Bayesian trust the key-signer has that the listed key belongs to
    its indicated owner, then that would likely be sufficient to cover the
    cases I'm thinking of. (There is room for some further elaboration,
    such as cryptographically signing said comments, if the general idea
    meets approval.)

    Thank you for your time,
    "Then again, I could be wrong."
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