[Project_owners] Who wants to support Link Fingerprinting?

Michael Vincent van Rantwijk, MultiZilla mv_van_rantwijk at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 9 13:34:03 PDT 2007


Michael Vincent van Rantwijk, MultiZilla wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> We have a lot of projects over at mozdev.org, and I was wondering if you 
> know about link fingerprinting already, what it can do and what not. 
> Would you like to use it, yes or no?
> 
> We asked 500 companies, and only 2 even heared of it, none of them plan 

s/heared/heard

> to invest in Gervase Markham's (Mozilla Corporation) proposal because 
> they just look at it as another marketing tool to level the browser war 
> a notch up (not mine words).
> 
> Do you agree that *if* your project is the only one, or part of a small 
> group that not support/use link fingerprinting, that your users might 
> see this as a weak point?  Wouldn't that, eventually, make people 
> believe that you don't care, or that your work is not so safe after all? 
>  Might be a risk to install?
> 
> My personal opinion is that link fingerprinting can help (no Gervase, 
> we're not the against it) if implemented right, not by deleting my 
> downloads, by default, after the download has finished!

downloads, by default (when there is a hash mismatch), after the 
download has finished!

> But what do you think?

-- 
Michael Vincent van Rantwijk
- MultiZilla Project Team Lead
- XUL Boot Camp Staff member
- iPhone Application Developer



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