CA certificates (was: Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification)
Don Armstrong <email@example.com> writes:
> On Tue, 04 May 2004, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> A few packages contain "software" (well, everything's software these
>> days) which is cryptographically protected against modification.
>> This seems to violate DFSG §3.
> Uh, if you're refering to the PGP keys and certificates inclosed in
> these works, you really need to reread DFSG §3 very carefully.
> Presumably the licenses of these works allows modified works,
> derived works, and distribution of said works. If it does, there is no
> DFSG §3 violation.
I've digged a bit more, and VeriSign actually has a license governing
the *use* of their certificates (including the root and intermediate
The license seems to violate DFSG §6. It also fails the Desert Island
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