crypto code of conduct ("Crypto-Knigge")

Mirimir mirimir at
Tue Jul 29 22:04:13 CEST 2014

On 07/29/2014 01:35 PM, Hauke Laging wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to abuse this list for something IMHO important though 
> slightly off-topic...
> I think we (and "we" is "the Internet users" not just "those who write 
> on gnupg-users"...) are missing a culture of secured communication 
> (which can mean encrypted, signed or anonymous or a combination of that) 
> and that an accpeted (by "those who write on gnupg-users" ;-) ) code of 
> conduct (my German term: "Crypto-Knigge") would be quite useful to get 
> there (or at least nearer).
> I am not talking about technical recommendations but about 
> "organizational" (behaviour / attitude) recommendations. It's not the 
> reason for the selection but I assume that it's easier to get a 
> concensus in that area... :-)
> I have written a draft for that. And now it's getting even more off-
> topic: It's in German; thus this mainly addresses the Gerrman speaking 
> (i.e. understanding) people on this list who might be interested in 
> contributing:
> The idea is not OpenPGP- / GnuPG-specific but for obvious reasons my 
> view is...
> But if there is enough interest from people who don't understand German 
> then I would try to make a good translation.

Please :)

The Google translation is quite coherent, but then I don't know German.

> I wrote it in German because (a) most of my crypto-related articles are 
> an German and (b) something big (compared to former crypto stuff 
> affecting the general public) is going to happen in Germany later this 
> year which could help a lot to make this more common.

Are you looking for comments?

> Hauke
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