[Ach] *poke* Is this alive, Jim?

L. Aaron Kaplan kaplan at cert.at
Mon Nov 28 12:21:14 CET 2016

> On 27 Nov 2016, at 21:10, ilf <ilf at zeromail.org> wrote:
> I think the interwebs really needs a project like BetterCrypto.

Thanks :)

> Unfortunately, this project seems pretty dead to me.
> 1. The website https://bettercrypto.org/ has 8 posts: 1 in 2013, 5 in 2014, and 2 in 2015. There have been no updates in over 2.5 years.

Well, it's not dead. I think there is simply a pause with the authors .
One main contributor was gone now for nearly half a year.

But, we definitely do intend to continue and adapt the guide the the lastest developments.
This guide is also quite important for the authors for their own work (it's easy to look up current best practices).
So, I would not worry about the future.
A pause is a pause and not automatically death :)

> 2. There have been a few updates in the repository, but only 4 in the last 6 months: https://git.bettercrypto.org/ach-master.git/shortlog
> 3. The XMPP GroupChat advertised on https://bettercrypto.org/contribute/ is empty.
> 4. This list has about 1 thread per month. In August, one of those treads was a complaint about not receiving feedback.
> So: Is this thing still alive?


> If yes: Let's show some enthusiasm, update the website, submit a lightnening talk at 33C3, debate, and work!
So, guess what - a lightning talk at CCC is definitely in the making :)
Me and Pepi will be there.

> If no: Maybe it's time to shut this down? We're talking about crypto recommendations here, that stuff gets old quickly (bitrot, technical debt).
> What do you think?
> My original question was: I have written a recommendation for ssh_condig and sshd_config for OpenSSH 7.3. Where do I submit this? GitHub? THis list? https://git.bettercrypto.org/ach-master.git?
Github pull request.
Discussions are on this list.


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