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Predicting the future of Tim Callan's SSL Blog

Created: 27 Jul 2010 • Updated: 18 Dec 2012
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So VeriSign's authentication business is slated for acquisition by Symantec. One question I've felt motivated to look into is what that means to Tim Callan's SSL Blog. While I don't have all the answers and won't/can't until the deal closes, I do have some early impressions.

For starters, Symantec does run a set of blogs. The ones I browsed appeared to be group blogs. I've never been a group blogger and have managed to run my blog just fine by myself (despite famously being dissed by Network World), so I hope I can keep running my own blog. But I suppose if I have to open up to a group blogging, then I can live with that.

Another interesting question is whether or not I'll be able to pull this existing content across to the Symantec blogs. With nearly 400 posts on this blog, I sure hope so. I'd hate to give up that much historical content. If I have any influence over it, I'll push to migrate the existing record across. Either way, I'm pretty confident that this blog will continue operating right here at least for a while after we close. As I get concrete information about how/when/if this blog is changing or migrating, I'll share whatever I can.