Subject Benefits of eduroam (was RE: draft charge, refeds working group on attribute release)
From Andrew Cormack <Andrew.Cormack@xxxxxx>
Date Thu, 7 Jul 2011 08:11:03 +0000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Simonsen [mailto:david@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: 01 July 2011 14:32
> To: Leif Johansson
> Cc: Mikael Linden; Chad La Joie; REFEDS list
> Subject: Re: [refeds] draft charge, refeds working group on attribute
> release
> On Jul 1, 2011, at 2:31 PM, Leif Johansson wrote:
> > There is clearly a HUGE gap between our stated policies and practice.
> I hope not!
> If so, the federation space will surely and quickly brake down.
> If the written aggreements are not observed, the trust will vanish.
> Yesterday I was at a meeting in the ministry of justice - they draft
> regulation that will require PI-based authN for all wireless networks
> in DK (second wave border control: wifi networks :(  ). 'Closed user
> groups' are likely to go unharmed - which is important for the eduroam-
> community(!).
> Explaining the eduroam policy helped somewhat (I hope).
> PLEASE take the policies we build seriously.
> /David

Excellent news, well done :)

If there's any published statement of that (even in Danish!) please could you let me know? Our Government is staring hard at "open wireless" - for copyright abuse, they resisted doing it for terrorism - so it would be excellent to have official recognition that eduroam isn't a problem for either.


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