HOWTO on interfacing with gnupg/pgp?

Lionel Elie Mamane
Sun Jul 8 11:01:02 2001

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On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 09:05:10PM +0200, Johan Wevers wrote:

> > By still using IDEA you are giving the proponents of software patents
> > a momentum

> Only if you pay for it. :-)
Hmm.. No. If many are using IDEA on a personal, non commercial basis (thus not paying a license), it will become a "de facto" standard and a company that wants encrypted communications with everyone that wishes it will have to support IDEA. Thus pay for it. Agreed, OpenPGP is carefully designed enough so that no implementation needs to support IDEA. But by using IDEA to communicate with other persons using PGP 2.x, you are not giving them compelling reasons to switch to an OpenPGP implementation, thus maintaining a population that supports *only* IDEA. --=20 Lionel Elie Mamane OpenPGP DH/DSS 4096/1024 Key Fingerprint (KeyID: 3E7B4B73): 9DAD 3131 3ADA F50B D096 002A B1C4 7317 3E7B 4B73 --k1lZvvs/B4yU6o8G Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE7MDfSscRzFz57S3MRAki8AKCgrAnOLoV7EBo9zascdI/Nhi8FlgCgmmV8 1AjYirWqpP2yo3B8dxU70V4= =WB+B -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --k1lZvvs/B4yU6o8G--