Corporate use

Robert Menschel Robert Menschel <>
Wed Jun 13 06:02:02 2001

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Tuesday, June 12, 2001, 3:57:12 PM, Mark wrote:

MHW> On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Erich Kolb wrote:

>> Just out of curiosity, how many people out there are using GnuPG at
>> corporate level?
MHW> Do you mean: how many people use GnuPG at work? Or: how many MHW> workers can get official support from the IS department for the MHW> use of GnuPG at their jobs, as opposed to a horrified look at the MHW> thought of the corporate network being contaminated with MHW> "dangerous" free software? :-/ MHW> I'm in the first category, but probably not in the second. I'm the I.S. Manager for my corporation, and have no objection to using free software -- use Apache for our Intranet, perl for some production programs, and even GnuPG itself on a web site. But those are items I can get directly at -- I know how they were installed, and I can get to each and every file if needed to do maintenance. I don't have that type of access to the hordes of individual PCs scattered around the corporation. When someone in the corporation wants encryption security (count so far: 3 including me), I get them commercial PGP for one reason: I know what package they're getting, and I can walk them through the install with my eyes closed. Bob Menschel -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGP 6.0.2i iQA/AwUBOyblUJebK8E4qh1HEQJ2HwCggiqIHuo1yux1hwsy5LVHiS3EGygAoKCF amhmiMlBowAKCZMUP9svzCo/ =Qroz -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----