[announce] Delegation of responsibility for spec finalisation

Sean Conner sean at conman.org
Tue Mar 2 18:58:49 GMT 2021


It was thus said that the Great Stephane Bortzmeyer once stated:
> On Mon, Mar 01, 2021 at 07:52:41PM -0500,
>  Sean Conner <sean at conman.org> wrote 
>  a message of 22 lines which said:
> 
> >   Long anser:  If you want to explore alternative transport security
> > methods, go to town with an implementation, get the crypto community to pass
> > it and *then* present it to the Gemini community.  At that point, the
> > discussion can commence.
> > 
> > One of the primary motivations of Gemini was adding TLS to gopher, and to
> > avoid the whole http: vs https: that infests the web.
> 
> Note that we may have to address the QUIC issue. The RFCs on QUIC (a
> transport protocol, alternative to TCP, with mandatory crypto) are
> almost published, and we may have to consider wether to use it. QUIC
> is very targeted towards the Web (for instance with multiplexing
> because, unlike Gemini, Web pages are made of several resources) so it
> may be better to ignore it, that's something to think about.

  My stance on QUIC is the same replacing TLS.  When someone finally gets
Gemini running over QUIC, then we can discuss it.  Until then, there's
nothing to discuss.  Besides, I doubt the Gemini community will go for it
(famous last words).

  -spc



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