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Re: [Auth]Third Meeting of DotGNU dg-auth-wg

From: David Sugar
Subject: Re: [Auth]Third Meeting of DotGNU dg-auth-wg
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2002 12:09:45 -0400
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I will try to make the meeting.  And perhaps yes, we could make use of it that 
way in how we market ourselves.


On Saturday 27 July 2002 10:47 am, John wrote:
> Would you like some time on the schedule? I for one would enjoy hearing
> of your experiences as well as your performance method of explaining
> anonymous authentication. We might be able to merge it into the proposed
> marketing materials under the ROI topic?
> John Le'Brecage
> David Sugar wrote:
> >As I had been away for family reasons the last few weeks, I had not had a
> >chance to talk about my recent trip to Europe.   Strangely enough, most of
> >what I ended up talking about was authentication, which is relevent to the
> >work of this particular group.  In part, I was showing people with some
> >general diagrams the relative merits and risks of each authentication and
> >identify model, including, of course, passport, both original and
> > federated versions, as well as some of the ones we have talked about here
> > and others that have been proposed, and other things like idsec, etc.  I
> > think this issues of authentication, identity, and privacy, still
> > resonates strongly and it becomes easer for developers to understand the
> > risks and merits of each model when shown side by side that way.
> >
> >What was curious is how hard it was for some to grasp the idea of
> > completely anonymous authentication.  In fact, anonymous authentication
> > as a concept is used successfully by the cash floors in Manhatten, and if
> > it can be a concept trusted enough to authenticate the movement of
> > billions of dollars of currency each day, certainly the idea of fully
> > anonymous authentication is something that we can do on the internet with
> > commercial acceptance.  By the time I arrived in France, I had found a
> > fun method to explain anonymous authentication using a pre-trained
> > audience member.
> >
> >I wish I had been given more time to explain in detail some of the
> > specific stuff that was being done in the auth working group, macs,
> > freeport, etc, in greater detail, but I was always in a very narrow time
> > slot and I also needed to talk about pnet and other aspects of dotgnu.
> >
> >David
> >
> >On Saturday 27 July 2002 09:31 am, John wrote:
> >>No, you need to rent a time machine for this one. I recommend renting a
> >>Ranged-Rover Model X-7TS; if you don't already own a converted
> >>cold-fusion powered De Lorean. Though a bit pricey the extended range
> >>(guaranteed for 60 million years or 60,000 space relative miles,
> >>whichever come first) makes the X-7TS a much better rental for after the
> >>meeting you can whisk yourself back to hunt dinosaurs! The De Lorean, by
> >>contrast, is only capable of 9,999 years BCE and +8000 years ACE, which
> >>will severely limit your enjoyment. Add to this limitted time
> >>displacement the known problem with the fuel injectors and dependence on
> >>processed fuel and you might find yourself stuck in some antideluvian
> >>era waiting for man to invent plastics.
> >>
> >>In short: yeah... thanks for the catch.
> >>
> >>John Le'Brecage
> >>
> >>David Sugar wrote:
> >>>I assume you mean the 28th...
> >>>
> >>>>The next meeting is set for Sunday July 21, 1:30 PM EST, +5 UCT. on
> >>>> IRC,
> >>
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