[Announce] GnuPG's 10th birthday

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Fri Dec 21 07:49:55 CET 2007

Werner Koch wrote:
> Also often claimed to be Free Software, PGP has never fulfilled the
> requirements for it:

I seem to recall PGP 2.3 was distributed under the GNU GPL, but I
believe that was the only version that had proper license provenance.

2.6.3i used MPILIB, which was GPLed; however, I don't recall offhand
whether 2.6.3i was an official release.

It's certainly true that no recent PGP has ever qualified as free
software.  I had hopes for it in the beginning, though.

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