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Re: [opensuse] Re: Re: UEFI
On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 10:16 AM, "Arun Khan (অরুণ খান্/अरुण खान)"
<knura9@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 7:58 AM, Rajko <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:14:36 +0530
"Arun Khan (অরুণ খান্/अरुण खान)" <knura9@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Still LF is paying MS for a key for use by the rest of us.

It is mentioned few times in comments on statements like yours
that Verisign will be paid, not Microsoft.


OK they have appointed an agent (Verisign) to handle this. Thanks
for pointing it out.

You might want to check your facts before writing such nonsense. MS
is not a certificate authority, and so can not 'appoint an agent' to
handle it. At best, MS would be paying Verisign for their services
just like LF is. But who knows, or cares, which certificate authority
MS is paying (or even if they have established their own, but one
which has no market share, which is hardly plausible)?

There are a small number of globally accepted certificate authorities,
of which Verisign (owned by Symantec) is the largest. According to
Wikipedia, " the market for SSL certificates, a kind of certificate
used for website security, is largely held by a small number of
multinational companies. This market has significant barriers to entry
since new providers must undergo annual security audits (such as
WebTrust for Certification Authorities) to be included in the list of
web browser trusted authorities. More than 50 root certificates are
trusted in the most popular web browser versions. A 2009 market share
report from Net Craft as of January of that year determined that
VeriSign and its acquisitions (which include Thawte and Geotrust) have
a 47.5% share of the certification services provider market, followed
by GoDaddy (23.4%), and Comodo (15.44%). A W3Techs survey from May
2012 shows Symantec (which owns VeriSign, Thawte and Geotrust) with
43.3% market share, Comodo with 27.8% and GoDaddy with 14.2%."

Cheers

Ted
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