STEED - Usable end-to-end encryption

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Wed Oct 19 11:07:49 CEST 2011

Am Monday, 17. October 2011 20:11:29 schrieb Werner Koch:
> Over the last year Marcus and me discussed ideas on how to make
> encryption easier for non-crypto geeks.  We explained our plans to
> several people and finally decided to start a project to develop such a
> system.

This is a very important initiative!
We all should make sure there is enough help and funding to move 
this foward quickly.

> Obviously it is based on GnuPG but this is only one component 
> of the whole system.  

And STEED is a concept that all applications can implement,
there is nothing GnuPG specific to it. GnuPG could just become a 
first product to support it.

> We prepared a short paper; if you are interested 
> you may download it from
> There is also a brief (for now) web page dedicated to this project:

Well done! I think next we should create an understandable explanation on the 
webside. How can we help to improve the webside? Anyone feels like helping 
with graphic here?


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