[Foundation-l] Texas Instruments signing key controversy

Peter Coombe thewub.wiki at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 3 14:25:37 UTC 2010

On 3 March 2010 13:26, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 7:49 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 3 March 2010 12:28, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Wikipedia is not a dumping ground for your copyfight.  There is plenty
>>> of reason to exclude this material regardless of the copyright/legal
>>> concerns,  and plenty of other people hosting it elsewhere.  Doubly
>>> true where the material is promoted with spammish efforts, like it has
>>> been with some of these cryptographic keys.
>> http://enwp.org/WP:09F9 is the previous thinking on this matter.
>> Summary: memespam is a pain in the backside and interferes with doing
>> what we actually do.
> Thank you for reminding me of this, I generalized it a bit to also
> cover the TI signing keys.
> The talk page also has some excellent commentary.

I think we can agree that the keys are not appropriate content for
Wikipedia. However, they may be useful elsewhere e.g. in a Wikibook on
TI programming. Would the Foundation remove them there?

Pete / the wub

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