WKD for GitHub pages

Stefan Claas spam.trap.mailing.lists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 23:47:16 CET 2021

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 11:46 PM André Colomb <andre at colomb.de> wrote:
> Hi Stefan,
> On 12/01/2021 23.16, Stefan Claas wrote:
> > Andre, please appoligze that I snipped your reply and that I only
> > give a short reply, your explanations of server/client IO was
> > welcome.
> I'm happy if it helps keeping this discussion constructive and not
> turning into a flame war :-)
> > I think I do undertsand the American Way Of Life quite a bit,
> > meaning that U.S. citizens are more open to privacy related
> > things with security software then maybe us old Sauerkrauts,
> > so to speak. Therefore I doubt that an IMHO very cool billion
> > dollar company like GitHub, according to the reply I got
> > from them, would see WKD usage as harm for their service,
> > when used by many people. I could be wrong of course (in
> > the future)
> (Me too Sauerkraut...) But you're missing the point.  GitHub has no
> business whatsoever with e-mail.  WKD is all about e-mail and you are
> probably among the first to use it for something unrelated to e-mail.
> So they don't give a Koffer about some e-mail-related protocol except
> for maybe implementing it (hopefully sometime) for their own employees /
> @github.com e-mail account users.

It does not need to have an email business.

> > Even if there would be no github.io pages available I hope
> > that I showed here something interesting for the GnuPG
> > community.
> Interesting yes, to the community, yes.  But not to the billion dollar
> company whose offer has nothing to do with e-mail.  Not interesting in
> the sense of "we will invest time and money and risk breaking other
> users' setups by changing something in our infrastructure" because of
> some creative WKD use case.
> By the way, there might be other free web hosting providers you could
> use to serve a couple of bytes via HTTPS.  It's very likely that they do
> not have the same issues with wildcard domains and invalid TLS
> certificates as github.io.

Mmmh ... github.io or GitHub does *not* have issues with wildcard
domains ...


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