If there's no login, there's no problem. 
Anywhere I'm entering in username and passwords, and storing stuff on a server, you better believe it should have encryption.
But whether or not you think we need it, we are an official project who cares about the security of our users. We depend on mutual trust, and it looks very bad when browsers reject our invalid credentials (and rightly so). 

Obviously, we want our users to trust us, and having official websites and chat services fail basic security checks destroys that confidence and trust.

So yea, big deal from my perspective. :)


On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 4:43 PM brynn <brynn@...3147...9...> wrote:
What about websites which have no certificate at all?  You just don't use them?
Those websites will never have warnings about the certificate, because they
don't have one.  It doesn't necessarily mean that they aren't safe sites.
InkscapeForum.com is one of those, fyi.

Of course we can agree to disagree :-)

All best

-----Original Message-----
From: C R
Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2019 7:42 AM
To: Brynn
Cc: Inkscape User Community ; Ryan Gorley ; inkscape-devel
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] [Inkscape-devel] Vectors Meeting - Tomorrow -
Possible Postponement

No, I didn't. But I think it's important for visitors to our site to be able to
trust the chat (especially one you have to sign up for and log into). I disagree
that it's not a big deal.


On Thu, 9 May 2019, 13:25 brynn, <brynn@...3089...> wrote:
Wow!  I wonder if that could be some security setting in Chrome?  I'd have to
look it up to be sure, but I think it's an option in Firefox, to not load a page
with an untrusted certificate.  There are just so many untrusted certificates,
on entirely trustworthy sites, I disabled it.  I still get the warning, but the
page isn't completely blocked.

Did you set a temporary exception?  At least in Firefox, I got the option to set
either a temporary or permanent exception, and that fixed the chat.

Or otherwise, perhaps Chrome should be notified.  To my limited understanding,
that doesn't seem reasonable to block the page and not give a choice.


-----Original Message-----
From: C R
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 1:57 PM
To: Inkscape User Community
Cc: Brynn ; Ryan Gorley ; inkscape-devel
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] [Inkscape-devel] Vectors Meeting - Tomorrow -
Possible Postponement

It actually broke the chat entirely in Chrome, even clicking past the warning,
it still would not connect. Fyi


On Tue, 7 May 2019, 23:32 Ryan Gorley via Inkscape-user,
<inkscape-user@lists.sourceforge.net> wrote:

Understood. Had to make a call with imperfect information. Sorry for the
inconvenience. I hope we can pick up the forum stuff at the meeting in a couple


On 5/7/19 4:29 PM, brynn wrote:
I'll have to be honest.  This is just my opinion.

I don't consider an expired certificate, or whatever problem it was with the
certificate, to be any kind of serious problem.  I trust that the website is
safe, and no serious threat will show up via untrusted certificate warning.

In my opinion, the untrusted certificate warnings are built on maximum paranoia.
They truly do sound dire.  But unless  you are making some monetary transaction,
or sharing files or info that should remain secure, they really can be ignored.
Again, my opinion.

All best,

-----Original Message----- From: C R
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2019 8:32 AM
To: Manuel Jesús Recena Soto
Cc: inkscape-devel ; Inkscape User Community
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] [Inkscape-devel] Vectors Meeting - Tomorrow -
Possible Postponement

We are heavily using this chat across all parts of the project at the moment. Do
we need to worry about stability? Thanks for any advice.


On Sun, 5 May 2019, 20:04 Manuel Jesús Recena Soto, mailto:recena@...155...

Hello Ryan,

If you believe this chat service is critical, I suggest you to schedule a
meeting with infrastructure team in order to find a better solution.


On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 2:02 AM Ryan Gorley via Inkscape-devel
mailto:inkscape-devel@lists.sourceforge.net wrote:

Hello All,
Due to the certificate error on chat.inkscape.org, some individuals may be
scared away from participating in our meeting tomorrow. I'm going to keep an eye
on it, but if the error isn't resolved in the next couple hours I'm going to
suggest we postpone our meeting one week. I'll update everyone on the status a
little later.

- Ryan

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