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Re: Proposed patch for web site: update most links to HTTPS
- From: Vince Rice <vrice at solidrocksystems dot com>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:58:56 -0500
- Subject: Re: Proposed patch for web site: update most links to HTTPS
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- References: <20160425124332 dot GO2345 at dinwoodie dot org> <0D835E9B9CD07F40A48423F80D3B5A702EAF3FBD at USA7109MB022 dot na dot xerox dot net>
> On Apr 25, 2016, at 2:33 PM, Nellis, Kenneth <Kenneth.Nellis@xerox.com> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Dinwoodie
>> But I agree with Brian: the Cygwin website
>> should use https everywhere unless there's some good, specific reason
>> why it's a bad idea...
> 1. Did Brian say that? I couldn't find it in the thread.
> 2. I would be interested to hear the rationale for such a statement.
> Cygwin is open source. What's the point of encrypting?
Iâm not sure what being open source has to do with it.
It should be encrypted for privacy. Frankly, from what weâve seen in the last couple of years, plain http: should disappear. It should all be https. (And Adam is exactly correct on the performance; it is a non-issue today and has been for years.)
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