Anthony E. Greene
Wed Aug 22 12:13:01 2001
On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Florian Weimer wrote:
>"Anthony E. Greene" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> If it's personal mail with you, she can use PGP Freeware 6.5.8, available
>> from the traditional Freeware PGP site at MIT:
>Scott asked on a GNU mailing list, and we certainly want to recommend
>GNU software here, and not some proprietary software (which even
>happens to be unmaintained)!
We won't advance the cause by being religious about it. Sometimes GNU
software is the best solution and sometimes it's not.
The freeware versions of PGP are still the most functional choice for
personal use on Windows. If I had realized that 6.5.8 was unmaintained, I
would have recommended the 7.x series instead, especially if 7.x includes
a plug-in for her mail client.
I will not recommend an encryption tool that does not include a plug-in
over one that does for a non-technical email user on Windows. It just does
not make sense, no matter what license they have. As long as the data they
produce is OpenPGP compliant, it makes no difference.
Anthony E. Greene <email@example.com> <http://www.pobox.com/~agreene/>
PGP Key: 0x6C94239D/7B3D BD7D 7D91 1B44 BA26 C484 A42A 60DD 6C94 239D
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