At 8:32 PM -0700 10/1/03, Matt Blaze wrote:
>It might be debatable whether only licensed electricians should
>design and install electrical systems.  But hardly anyone would argue
>that electrical system designers and installers needn't be competent
>at what they do.  (Perhaps most of those who would advance such arguments
>were electrocuted or killed in fires before they had a chance to make
>their case).

In most of the US, a homeowner can install electrical systems in their
house.  However, their installation must be up to code, and inspected by a
government inspector.  The analog for crypto protocols seems to be obvious,
although the inspector part seems to be more ad hoc and community based.
(But there's no building permit either.)

Cheers - Bill

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