Billy Donahue billy@dadadada.net
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 18:24:18 -0400 (EDT)

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On Wed, 13 Sep 2000, David Champion wrote:

> On 2000.09.13, in <Pine.LNX.4.21.0009131706250.19598-100000@sugar.cobblehill>,
> "Billy Donahue" <billy@dadadada.net> wrote:
> > We can't replace GPG or PGP on the user's computer, but we CAN provide
> > some basic PKI for casual users email, giving ordinary or mobile folks a
> > chance to sign their mail and keep their enemies out of their business.
> You can put the OpenPGP-supported algorithms in Java, and create an
> applet that performs all the sensitive data operations on a client's
> own computer.
A lot of work, but it's one good idea on the table. The client would need to allow the applet to access the private key on his hard drive.
> Then I *might* trust Lokmail.
Some people you just can't please. :)
> Of course, you wouldn't have any business advantage over anyone else
> then, but that's OK with me. :)
> I'd rather see a bunch of places using the same software.
That's okay with me, too.. I think that interoperability and ubiquity are good for everyone in the business. Bringing this stuff into the home and into the cubicle is a big deal. IMHO, there's no room for proprietary and weirdass products in the email business. The business of email is bringing users together, not dividing users up, right? - -- "The Funk, the whole Funk, and nothing but the Funk." Billy Donahue <mailto:billy@dadadada.net> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.2 (GNU/Linux) Comment: pgpenvelope 2.9.0 - http://pgpenvelope.sourceforge.net/ iD8DBQE5v/6V+2VvpwIZdF0RAuREAKCBJPktByBqfiGwamHhVS9FQEpKcgCgnGrH 6J09dJwFfBqZ8SQRGY6n2Rk= =u19l -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Archive is at http://lists.gnupg.org - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to gnupg-users-request@gnupg.org