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Thanks, Gerard On 3 September 2013 00:17, Tim Starling <tstarl...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On 31/08/13 15:17, Erik Moeller wrote: > > It could be argued > > that it’s time to draw a line in the sand - if you’re prohibiting the > > use of encryption, you’re effectively not part of the web. You’re > > subverting basic web technologies. > > China is not prohibiting encryption. They're prohibiting specific > instances of encryption which facilitate circumvention of censorship. > > > So, what to do? My main suggestion is to organize a broad request for > > comments and input on possible paths forward. > > OK, well there's one fairly obvious solution which hasn't been > proposed or discussed. It would allow the end-to-end encryption and > would allow us to stay as popular in China as we are now. > > We could open a data centre in China, send frontend requests from > clients in China to that data centre, and comply with local censorship > and surveillance as required to continue such operation. > > It would be kind of like the cooperation we give to the US government > at the moment, except specific to readers in China instead of imposed > on everyone in the world. > > It would allow WMF to monitor censorship and surveillance by being in > the request loop. It would give WMF greater influence over local > policy, because our staff would be in direct contact with their staff. > We would be able to deliver clear error messages in place of censored > content, instead of a connection reset. > > -- Tim Starling > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>