On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry@python.org> wrote:
On Jun 03, 2013, at 02:21 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:

>The other additional comment I'd like to throw in here is that if we don't
>bundle SSL certs I think we should still verify by default (which means HTTPS
>urls will throw an error by default if we can't locate a certificate store)
>because I think the risk to people unknowingly thinking that their HTTPS urls
>are protected are significant enough that this "error" shouldn't be silent by

+1, especially if we ensure that the APIs are available to not verify, as is
currently the case with urlopen().  I don't think people will want to do that
in production, but it will be useful for testing (e.g. guess how I found
issues 17977 :).

+1 from me as well. Whether we bundle or simply provide a command to download the certs I think making this default is the bare-minimum, especially if setting nothing more than cadefault=True is all that is needed to get this behaviour since that's backwards-compatible to Python 3.3.