Mon, 27 Sep 1999 12:37:17 +0200 (CEST)
On Sat, 25 Sep 1999, J Horacio MG wrote:
> While I believe there is very little reason for using pgp 2.x within the
> *nix community, the truth is that there are still very many using it.
> This is a bit of nonsense since gnupg has more support for those
> environments than PGP right now. But while there are still people using
> pgp 2.x, the issue about the full compatibility of GnuPG with IDEA and RSA
I think this is a question of time. I didn't switched from PGP 2.6 to
PGP 5.x too. The reason was the different license and other politicaly
But when I found GnuPG I was sure this is the future: It is absolute free
in all aspects. The result was that I droped PGP 2.6 usage.
Of course, there will be many users who are more conservative and they
will switch to GnuPG more slowly than others. But IMHO as time passes on
many users will switch to GnuPG because it has so many advantage over
PGP 2.6. Currently many people even don't know about the existence of
GnuPG. They only know PGP. But this will change constantly. Because more
and more people will know GnuPG, more and more people will switch. And
then comes the trick: As more and more people will use GnuPG, more and
more people will hear about GnuPG! As you can see: The loop is closed.
GnuPG is about privacy. This is a very sensitive matter. You couldn't
establish a tool which touches privacy in a few months. You must
calculate with some years. The community needs this time to gain trust