Everyone has got a creed in life, mine is “Share whatever you can spare.”
That may sound a little odd for someone launching a project like Passpack where data secrecy is of the utmost importance. But look again: Share what you can spare. Personal data, sensitive information, passwords… these are all things no one can spare sharing. These things must be protected in order to protect yourself. I think we can all agree on that.
So, since Passpack is obviously not about sharing data, what is it that we like sharing?
Everything else: new ideas, methodology, knowledge, good will (o;
A common misconception is that in order for the data to remain secret, the whole process must be secret. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, AES – the most powerful encryption alogrithm known today – is public. It’s not secret.
Why? Because it doesn’t matter if you know how AES works, if you don’t know the Packing Key (THAT needs to be secret), the algorithm simply can’t decrypt the data. It remains sensless muble jumble.
And who does Passpack share with?
Our neighbors: security experts, the “competion”, developers. Whoever is interested in collaborating. Some examples:
- Parvez at Passlet shares his code and had a nice idea exchange with Francesco.
- Clipperz shared information with Passpack on this blog.
- Marco at Clipperz also shared space on his home page with Passpack.
- Chris Veness at MovableType shared important code, and Francesco shared back with changes and modifications to the code.
- John Resig, Stefan Petre and Lokesh Dhakar all shared ajax libraries which wound up inside Passpack.
- A huge amount of security experts share thier knowledge.
So… anyone elese wanna share?
Feel free to ask us what you’d like. Chances are we’ll share.