Win 98/2000 Shell for GPG
Sat, 7 Oct 2000 11:15:40 +0200 (MET DST)
Ed Suominen wrote:
> Several people have written some pretty nice shell programs for PGP 2.6.1.
I know, I even tried one myself (for Linux) but my result was certainly not
ready for use by unexperienced users. I had problems with pgp's limited
> These programs are freeware but not unfortunately not GPL.
But is the source available?
> The command line for GPG is a bit different than that for PGP, but the
> software is otherwise largely compatible. Has anyone thought of
> implementing a "PGP emulation mode" for GPG
Yes, it's called pgpgpg. Unfortunately some options are not covered, I
failed in letting gpg function in combination with elm with this program.
But fortunately pgpgpg is GPL.
> Ideally, the authors of this software would modify it to be
> GPG-compatible or, better yet, put it under GPL so others can do so.
Legally you don't need a GPL for that. Other licences, like the BSD license,
or even declaring the source freeware, will also suffice. And I noticed from
discussions with windows programmers (OK, with other windows programmers - I
admit that I also do that for a living) that many of them don't like the
virus-like character of the GPL. So perhaps this is an alternative if he
doesn't like the GPL.
ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site:
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PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html
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