To create a Non-Profit Certificate Authority; an alternative to the commercial CAs. Many people are currently dissatisfied with the commercial offerings. Many people wish only to connect or share with people they know, or simply secure their webmail from people potentially sniffing their traffic. Why subscribe to a service that is not structured to handle this, and furthermore charges a king’s ransom for the privilege? CAcert Inc., as a community-based project, is not driven by profits – it is driven by the community’s desire for privacy and security.