Given that some CI-Systems and IDS currently are significantly impacted by the US-Government-Shitdown, take a moment to think about this:
Imagine if Let's Encrypt were run by the US-Government…
The free certificate authority, which is the largest and most widely used cert provider in the world is a significant single point of failure for IT systems all over our planet.
As much as I endorse their services, we MUST build equivalent alternatives in the EU, Asia, Africa, Oceania. #Neuland
That's why I'm still an advocate of self-signed and self-maintained certs. I'd like to see a web of trust, as for PGP.
Kind of along those lines...
NTP, an underpinning of pretty much everything, has one guy maintaining it. Or at least it did a couple years ago.
@MacLemon while I agree that some variety would be nice (if unrealistic: running this is nontrivial, and engineers are expensive), it is not actually a spot: commercial competitors exist.
@MacLemon you mean like Buypass (Norway) and GlobalSign (Belgium/Japan)?
It's just that we don't use them as much as LE :/
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