8 May 2018 8 May '18
Hi autocrypt, hi mailman-dev,
just a quick heads up regarding the "MOSS" (Mozilla Open Source) proposal for opportunistic ML encryption, and which involves mailman and autocrypt folks. Mehan from the MOSS team got back end April and mailed this:
"Thanks for your continued patience with regard to the status of your MOSS application. While the MOSS committee did discuss your application during their meeting last week, they have decided to delay a decision until next month’s meeting, in order to collect some additional information. Additionally, in reviewing your application, one of our committee members thought that the IETF might be interested in your software. We imagine the IETF might have some questions for you--would you be interested in chatting with them? Input from the IETF could also certainly help inform our judges’ assessment of your application, if you’re open to that. Would it be okay for me to connect you with Russ Housley at IETF?"
To which I happily agreed and remain waiting to hear from Russ.
For those who don't know the proposal in question, i attach it to this mail. It contains useful considerations even if it might not accepted in the end. There also is an ongoing discussion and early specification discussions in the Autocrypt community, see: https://github.com/autocrypt/autocrypt/pull/374
I'll see to report back when things move further ...