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The Register: UK govt poised to embrace open source for PKI standards

Jun 13, 2001, 14:45 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)
"The UK government e-Envoy, he of the Microsoft-only Government portal, seems to have got religion after all. In what unkind individuals might term one of the great u-turns of our time, an open source approach to PKI currently looks very close to being adopted for the second round of PKI interoperability trials, to be conducted by the UK Communications-Electronics Security Group [CESG] later this year.

Consultancy group Netproject was awarded the contract to produce proposals for this, and these were submitted at the beginning of this week. Netproject does not yet have the green light to go ahead with phase two, but according to Netproject director Eddie Bleasdale the proposals were warmly received - so it looks good.

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