Assigning human readable and easy-to-notice Names to Identities.
We want to discover how a Petnames Graphical User Interfaces could look like
We spoke about this in 2019 and some “Rebooting the Web of Trust” (RWOT) papers were written before and after
Petnames: A humane approach to secure, decentralized naming, RWOT6
By Christopher Lemmer Webber, based on conversations with Mark S. Miller.
Secure User Interfaces, RWOT9
By Christopher Lemmer Webber, based on conversations with Mark S. Miller
The Political Economy of Naming
By Kate Sills building on discussions about petnames with Mark S. Miller, Christopher Lemmer Webber, and others
Monday: Read papers
Chris walked us through the papers above and, yippie ya yeah –
(watch with Firefox or Chrome)
comment on mastodon:
“There’s two links there. I just wanted to make sure you knew about them.
http://i2p-projekt.i2p/en/docs/naming DEFINITELY does not get petnames right, but it’s dirt simple, and it works.
https://gnunet.org/en/gns.html is more of a well thought out petname system, and their biggest issue is that they send people hurtling away from gnunet into the unprotected Internet, by only supporting IPv4 and IPv6 address lookups. Another issue is that gnunet can be a real resource hog. And the custom dispatcher based RPC protocol makes debugging a bit of a nightmare. And nobody’s heard of gnunet, so nobody participates in it, since everyone’s only posting about some shiny new badly done ReactJS thing.”
Tuesday: Sketch GUIs
Wednesday: Code and Build GUIs
Sunday morning tests …