Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocking of HTTPS connection by China

2013-06-10 Thread Tim Starling
On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 2:31 PM, Ryan Lane rl...@wikimedia.org wrote: A very small minority of users don't have HTTPS support, or their computers are so old that it makes the site unusably slow. That's a *very* small percentage of users, though. There's also the small issue of a billion people

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocking of HTTPS connection by China

2013-06-08 Thread Anthony
This response seems to miss the fact that, in this particular case, censorship is being accomplished through eavesdropping. On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 6:24 PM, Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all, I wanted to share a clarifying email from Ryan Lane in WMF Ops. He's working through the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocking of HTTPS connection by China

2013-06-08 Thread Anthony
What is this hard-enabled and soft-enabled? If the Chinese volunteer editor community requests that HTTPS be soft-enabled for them, and you do so, does that solve anything? On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM, Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org wrote: We've also hard-enabled HTTPS on all of our

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocking of HTTPS connection by China

2013-06-08 Thread Martijn Hoekstra
On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 6:24 PM, Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org wrote: We have had contact with the authors of the blog and they have said they will publish our response to their article, though I'm not sure when or in what format. This is the content of our response: The Wikimedia

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocking of HTTPS connection by China

2013-06-08 Thread Brad Jorsch
On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 9:41 AM, Anthony wikim...@inbox.org wrote: What is this hard-enabled and soft-enabled? I hope someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but... I believe that soft-enabled means that https was set as the protocol in the canonical URLs for uzwiki. So search engines should

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocking of HTTPS connection by China

2013-06-07 Thread Matthew Roth
We have had contact with the authors of the blog and they have said they will publish our response to their article, though I'm not sure when or in what format. This is the content of our response: The Wikimedia Foundation doesn’t hold any readers of our projects in any less regard than others.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocking of HTTPS connection by China

2013-06-07 Thread Benjamin Chen
On 8 Jun, 2013, at 12:24 AM, Matthew Roth mr...@wikimedia.org wrote: We have had contact with the authors of the blog and they have said they will publish our response to their article, though I'm not sure when or in what format. Great. That's really fast response. On the issue itself, we

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Blocking of HTTPS connection by China

2013-06-07 Thread Matthew Roth
Hi all, I wanted to share a clarifying email from Ryan Lane in WMF Ops. He's working through the challenges of HTTPS from the Foundation's end. Please see below for more details: -Matthew On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 2:31 PM, Ryan Lane rl...@wikimedia.org wrote: How does it impact people? Short