We are providing a list of the benefits that an open–source implementation of a PKI would have. We are investigating whether such an implementation will make an impact to the standardisation process, to the adoption to PKIs, to the issue of interoperability among other implementations and the course of e–commerce.
A paper presented by the development team behind Jonah (TODO Add to bibliography) showed several areas of the standards that needed correction or clarification.
An easily accesible and unencumbered PKI will let Internet users evaluate the benefits of transparent security.
The Jonah case proved valuable to the testing of interoperability between PKI implementations.
E-commerce and PKIs?