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Gerd Ewald Gerd Ewald <>
Tue Nov 20 18:40:01 2001

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Hello Nick,

On Mon, 19 Nov 2001 21:26:59 -0800 GMT your local time,
which was 20.11.2001, 06:26 (GMT+0100) where I live, you wrote:


> I understand what you are saying, but I was wondering if there is some
> kind of authoritative body that performs those reviews? What evidence is
> there that the code has even been looked at by these experts?

And even if there is a review: Am I able to understand it? Or is
this kind of security document restricted to an scientific minority
who understands the content?

If so (let's assume I'm an ordinary citizen with no extraordinary
skills in programming), don't I have to rely on those who
can read it and tell me "Yes, you can be sure, that's ok"? What is the
difference to a programmer?

I agree with what someone said: read Bruce Schneier "Secret and Lies"
It is true, you might change your attitude. But in the end, Nick is
right: isn't it always a matter of trust?

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