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Re: CA certificates (was: Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification)

Florian Weimer wrote:

> I've digged a bit more, and VeriSign actually has a license governing
> the *use* of their certificates (including the root and intermediate
> certificates):
>   <https://www.verisign.com/repository/rpa.html>
> The license seems to violate DFSG §6.  It also fails the Desert Island
> test.

Can we all say:

In this case I believe we had better hope that the certificates are not
copyrightable.  I don't think public keys are by any stretch.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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