I was extremely happy with the concept of LetsEncrypt and what it represents for the whole of the internet:
Let’s Encrypt is a new Certificate Authority:
It’s free, automated, and open.
until I saw this little tidbit from the latest draft of their certificate policy:
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I really do hope that this copywrong notice extends only as far as the draft, and that they will liberate the certificate policy once it is finalized. How in the world can they claim to be free and open when they close off and proprietize one of their most important documents?