FAQ item?: Using GnuPG in a business

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Sat Mar 30 17:32:06 2002

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 04:29:26PM -0500, Douglas Calvert wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-03-26 at 13:25, David Shaw wrote:
>  > Maybe this should be a FAQ - I saw Douglas Calvert volunteered to be
> > the new FAQ maintainer.
> Yep that is me. i am waiting on werner to get some things ready. But he
> is busy right now. If someone wants to write this up let me know. If not
> please let me know what you would like included. And while we are on the
> subject if there are any more faq things let me know...

There are several pieces of information that need to be mentioned in
the answer for this question.  The thing that I think is most
important, though, is that it is very clear very early in the answer
that it is just fine to use it in a business and there are no licence
fees or contracts to be signed.  A lot of the free software documents
on the net are very good and very complete but don't really get to the
heart of the question for a business that just wants to use it (as
opposed to distribute, modify, and so on).

Many business folks don't really understand free software, and we
should make their first experience with it be as painless and happy as
possible :)


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