[Announce] GnuPG's 10th birthday

Graham grahamtodd2 at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 20 14:12:36 CET 2007

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On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:55:16 +0100
Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> wrote:

>  A Short History of the GNU Privacy Guard
>                ========================================
> It's been a decade now that the very first version of the GNU Privacy
> Guard [0] has been released. 

Thank you Werner for that most informative annoucement.

Certainly, kudos to all those hackers who gave us a FREE (as in
freedom) privacy tool, and thanks to them all - from Phil Zimmerman
onwards - who risked personal freedom to ensure we had liberty.

However, as many philosophers have observed, "liberty is not licence";
just because you CAN do something, it doesn't mean you necessarily
SHOULD be allowed to do it under all circumstances.  Apart from not
being able to find anyone to use encryption using PGP or GnuPG outside
of our very small community, we are faced with the use of these very
strong encryption tools by those who would attack the very heart of our
way of life.  We need to take a step back and consider how GnuPG should
be used in the future.

We need a debate at the widest level in the internet community.

- -- 

Graham Todd
Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Please sign and encrypt for internet privacy


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