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[liberationtech] Crowd steps up to fund 'NSA-proof' app

Julian Oliver julian at julianoliver.com
Fri Jul 12 04:22:23 PDT 2013


..on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 01:16:46PM +0200, phryk wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:03:55 +0200
> Axel Simon <axelsimon at axelsimon.net> wrote:
> 
> > I understand the need for diversity, really
> 
> Isn't the diversity in crypto especially important in the way that we
> *need* different applications to do things differently so that in case
> one is broken, the other applications are not affected?

Agreed. Diversity in implementation effects a kind of decentralisation here.

> > The situation gives me this feeling that this is the
> > moment to sell your new super-privacy-enhanced app now the market is
> > sensitive to the argument and everyone is coming out of the woods to
> > do so. 
> 
> That's what I thought when I saw heml.is, too… :/

One can look at is as socially productive opportunism.

Cheers,

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Julian Oliver
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