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EC publishes study on Next Generation Internet 2025 2018/10/05

Bob Goudriaan successor of Marc Gauw 2017/10/12

NLnet Labs' Jaap Akkerhuis inducted in Internet Hall of Fame 2017/09/19

NLnet and Gartner to write vision for EC's Next Generation Internet initiative 2017/04/12

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs donates 0.5 million to "Internet Hardening Fund" 2016/12/16

Vietsch Foundation and NLnet cooperate in internet R&D for research and education 2016/09/28

 

Additional support for Audit

In October 2007, NLnet provided additional financial means to the CACert organization to enable them to complete its transition into a more professional notary organization. The contribution will be used to cover expenses for a serious independent security audit, which will establish the trustworthiness of its infrastructure.

A completed audit enables CAcert to petition Mozilla for addition to their browsers and other software. This, if approved, will result in a dramatic increase in the utility of the certificates to all users in the community and the public at large.

As the approach of CAcert's audit work-through has been fundamentally open and honest, the result is also likely to challenge the entire CA industry to lift its game. Although difficult to predict, these changes could change the way CAs and certificates work, and thus the way security is delivered by Internet software to users.

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