CAcert - Free Certificates
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Morten Gulbrandsen Group moderatorThe company name is only visible to registered members.02 Oct 2009, 10:53 pm
If you think you might ever find yourself starting or becoming involved in a WoT project that would recognize your participation in the Thawte Web of Trust, then here's a way to make sure folks know you were indeed a Thawte Web of Trust Notary. The Gossamer Spider Web of Trust recognizes Thawte Web of Trust Notaries, and will continue to do so until November 16, 2010 in regards to those Thawte Web of Trust Notaries who complete this process. The Thawte Web of Trust Notaries list will be maintained for a period of one year commencing on the date of discontinuation of the Thawte Web of Trust. The intention of the Thawte Web of Trust Notaries list is to provide the community with more time to create or find a PKI that might recognize former Thawte Web of Trust Notary status.
Thawte WoT End of Life FAQ is at https://search.thawte.com/support/ssl-digital-certificates/i....
Effectively I will loose my thawte notary title, verisign has currently no plans of a similar service. In my opinion thawte was far superior to cacert for some reasons. But it is possible that cacert can catch up and will be able to accept all prior thawte notaries.
What is your experience? do we need thawte notaries when there is a cacert organisation? Can CAcert web of trust replace the thawte web of trust? Would you like to apply for a gossamer membership?
Bernd Eckenfels Group moderatorThe company name is only visible to registered members.08 Oct 2009, 7:26 pm