GnuPG 1.0.4-1 + IDEA for Windows
24 Dec 2000 11:06:39 -0800
>>>>> "KR" == Keith Ray <email@example.com> writes:
KR> I guess that's why no one has EVER asked for an IDEA capable
KR> Windows version? I guess there are no Windows users who might
KR> want to communicate with PGP 2.6x users or use most remailers?
Well, we can't always get what we want, can we? This isn't a matter of
design or functionality, it's a matter of the law. Why isn't that
getting through to you?
KR> I am not trying to prove a point. I merely wish to allow
KR> those who want a GnuPG+IDEA binary to be able to have one. I
KR> give it away free and provide source. Isn't that the point of
KR> Free Software? If commercial users don't want it, they can
KR> download the official release. But for all noncommercial
KR> users, there is NO reason why they shouldn't be able to have
KR> IDEA support.
Yeah, except it's patented, and you're therefore breaking the GPL.
KR> The no patents clause of the GPL is stupid!
Whatever! Don't use the software if you don't agree to the
license. And especially don't redistribute it!
If you really strongly disagree with the GPL on this matter, why don't
you build your own damn encryption system, put whatever patented crap
you want in it, and distribute it?
KR> Why can't we provide TWO versions and let the users decide
KR> which best meets there needs?
Well, at the very least, you're requiring some expensive lawyer time
to get you to do something that you know you're going to have to do
eventually. What good does that do?
KR> The unix users have had this choice for some time, why are the
KR> Window's users less deserving? I am not taking anything away
KR> from Werner or anyone else.
You know, that's not for us to decide. It's the patent holder that's
decided it, and there is a work-around already.
The workaround is there because of the patents.
KR> So it's real simple. Either leave me alone and let the users
KR> decide which version they want, or force me to stop. I am not
KR> trying to steal anyone's work or make money off it.
No, you're just being confrontational and obnoxious with someone who's
given you a gift. That's got to be the most dickheaded thing in the
Werner and tons of other people worked REAL HARD to make GnuPG for
you. They've done a lot to give you absolutely free encryption. And
they even did everything they could within the bounds of the law to
make it work with PGP. They've thought it through more than you.
They gave you the software for FREE, under some very easy terms (the
GPL). You are breaking those terms and acting like you're being put
KR> I am merely adding some much requested functionality.
...which is not in there for a very good reason. God, you're an ass.
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