[theforum] fundraising idea

Ron Dorman rwd at csi1st.net
Tue Mar 9 23:05:12 CST 2004

Paul Cowan wrote:

> .jeff wrote:
>> anybody but thawte please.  i can't recommend them for ssl because 
>> they're
>> owned by verisign.
> I agree wholeheartedly, but the fact is a LOT of people have no real 
> choice other than to buy Thawte or Verisign. If anyone else knows of 
> any root certificates which are cheaper than Thawte's, and still have 
> browser ubiquity -- and I'm talking IE 4 here -- then I'd love to hear 
> about them.
> A lot of people have to buy Thawte certs anyway, just because of 
> certain business requirements to support IE4 (yeah, really), so I 
> figured if they have to -- or, indeed, if their company mandates 
> Thawte/Verisign for some other reason, which also happens -- we might 
> as well get a kickback. 

This is good, level headed thinking.

Thanks Paul.

Ron D.

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