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CAcert Assurer (Assurer Certificate #965). You are welcome to contact me for assurances, I still have to increase my experience points.
Living in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (close to Belgium and the Netherlands).
Formerly working as a theoretical physicist (see my homepage for details), entered software engineering recently.
I discovered CAcert when looking for an alternative to the free Thawte certificate service which was stopped in 2009. Although I regret that the CAcert root certificate is not generally included in browsers, e-mail clients and operating systems, I decided to start relying on CAcert certificates for my private e-mail addresses. (My university provides me with certificates signed via their intermedia CA by "Deutsche Telekom Root CA 2" which has recently been recognized in most environments, but only for my university addresses.)
So now I, after having my own identity assured with CAcert, I am trying to help CAcert on its way to full recognition as a trusted CA. I agree to those stating that certificates issued by CAcert are at least as trustable as many commercial certificates. But this does not help me when many of my e-mail recipients do not even know CAcert. How can I convince people of using digital certificates anyway if my own certificates are not recognized in their e-mail clients and browsers? So there is much work ahead of us ...
Email: <web AT SPAMFREE bernd-jantzen DOT de>
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