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Re: [GNUnet-developers] Guix - GNUnet binary ditribution roadmap

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] Guix - GNUnet binary ditribution roadmap
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:08:02 +0100
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Christian Grothoff <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludo, would you please consider moving to the GNU Name System?

Guix uses the SPKI-like infrastructure for purposes unrelated to the
project at hand (to sign/authenticate archives.)

However, it probably makes sense to rely more on GNS in whatever will be
developed as part of this GSoC.

> GNS is based on SDSI/SPKI (delegation certificates!), and has many
> other advantages (not to mention uses Curve25519 instead of RSA).
> GNUnet's identity management is based on Curve25519 ECDSA signatures,
> and we are using libgcrypt for those.

Guix uses libgcrypt too, essentially manipulating canonical sexps.  So
it could be that integration would be fairly simple?


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