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Tue Nov 10 20:19:08 CET 1998
On Tue, Nov 10, 1998 at 10:35:53PM -0500, Kirk Fort wrote:
> I find it a bit disheartening that hackers have to go through so many
> legal loopholes to contribute to open source software. I was not aware so
> much was involved. It seems to be turning away people from contributing.
> This undermines the basis on which the free software community was
I think the biggest problem is for those of us in the US, though.
Signing such a thing could be incriminatory.
> If this is not feasable, will the FSF accept GPG DSA signed electronic
> documents once gpg has stablised and become 'released`? This should be
> more secure than signing a paper document, if there is some verification
> so a web a trust can be built arround the DSA key.
The digital signatures should be more and more accepted with PGP
offering a real alternative to NAI's license terms. Once RSA keys die
for good or in two years when the patent won't matter, it should be even
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