The DarkMail Alliance

Kent James kent at caspia.com
Thu Oct 31 18:07:28 UTC 2013


As I understood from reading these reports, they will be looking for 
partner organizations willing to cough up $10,000 to support the 
alliance. What would it take to get Mozilla on board with this?

:rkent

On 10/31/2013 7:54 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> The founders of Silent Circle and Lavabit, two email vendors who shut
> down their services in the face of US compromise pressure, have founded
> the DarkMail Alliance:
>
> http://darkmail.info/
>
> http://silentcircle.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/announcing-the-dark-mail-alliance-founded-by-silent-circle-lavabit/
>
> (And https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=933155 , although this
> bug seems somewhat premature.)
>
> Details seem very sketchy. But I regularly come across more reasons why
> email needs rearchitecting from the ground up[0] and it could be that
> the Snowden revelations are the trigger necessary to do it. Particularly
> if they can come up with a gradual migration path, such as advertising
> support in traditional email headers so that remote clients and servers
> can switch seamlessly.
>
> I think someone from the TB or Firefox OS Mail team should make contact
> with them.
>
> Gerv
>
> [0] One recent one:
> http://quetzalcoatal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/why-email-is-hard-part-2.html
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