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Re: [tools-pmc] PMC Approval Request for TCF 1.3


I approve of this for release, (without qualification) but have some questions, which are actually "over my head", so might not be asking quite right, or perhaps obvious to others.

a. You say "TCF connections use a plaintext protocol based on JSON by default"
Isn't the trend to use "secure connections" by default, and force the user to be less secure, if that's what they want?
(Not sure how that would be done, for TCF ... just asking.)

b. In standards section, you say "The SSL support uses X.509 certificates."
Could that be stated as "TLS/SSL support? (That is, is that implied?)
I'm just asking, in light of "POODLE" and "Heartbleed" it seemed the advice was "to disable SSL support, and use TLS instead".
I'm guessing you've accounted for all that ... but, am just curious (mostly due to timing of some other notes I recently got about an
old, old server I marginally support. :)



From:        "Oberhuber, Martin" <Martin.Oberhuber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:        Tools PMC mailing list <tools-pmc@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date:        06/04/2015 12:40 AM
Subject:        [tools-pmc] PMC Approval Request for TCF 1.3
Sent by:        tools-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

Dear Tools PMC,
I'd like to ask for PMC approval for TCF 1.3 which is planned to be part of Mars.
Release Review Document:
The IP Log has already been approved and is attached on the review.
Martin Oberhuber, SMTS / Product Owner – Development Tools, Wind River
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