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re: My comments on the X/Open PKI requirements document
I thought all those things were things the IETF did. users participate,
specs have been being written for many years. I don't understand the
At 06:32 PM 4/11/96 +0100, you wrote:
>> Note: message carefully and intentionally cross posted.
>> fine. you want another comment? I think it's insane we have at least five
>> standards organizations or groups looking at vaguely the same problem.
>All that the Open Group is bringing to this effort is:
>(a) organised input from users - i.e. non-vendor potential consumers of
> the PKI system such as large organisations, governments, and
>(b) experience in multi-vendor API spec agreement (XPG, UNIX, XA etc),
> and associated branding and test suite development.
>There is zero interest or any value in purporting to duplicate or
>second guess existing work of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27, IETF PKIX, IETF SPKI,
>ANSI X9F1 etc on certificate formats and PKI protocols except where there
>are gaps - potentially because of different understanding of business
>requirements or conflicting cultural assumptions in those groups.
>Further substantive comments on the user requirements are solicited.
>Technical input should be provided to Dean Adams at email@example.com
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