Can we use GNUPG with PGP for commercial use

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Thu Jun 17 18:21:32 CEST 2010

Hi Prakash--

On 06/17/2010 09:59 AM, Gorugantu, Prakash wrote:
> Our project has a requirement where we need to pull a file using PGP
> encryption/decryption from one of our clients ftp servers. Please let us
> know if we can use GNUPG to encrypt/decrypt files with PGP.  We read
> somewhere in your licensing agreement that GNUPG for PGP is only for
> non-commercial use and we have to purchase it from PGP Corp. if we have
> to use it.

GnuPG is a tool which provides an RFC 4880-compliant implementation of
the OpenPGP standard.  It is free software (under the terms of the
General Public License), and you can use it for whatever purposes you
want.  It is interoperable with other OpenPGP implementations which
comply with RFC 4880.

PGP is a proprietary tool sold by PGP Corp.  It also implements the
OpenPGP standard, and should interoperate with GnuPG (and other OpenPGP
implemetnations), as far as i understand it.  I do not know specifically
what PGP Corp's licensing restrictions are for their PGP tool.  You
should probably ask them directly; this list is a GnuPG discussion list,
and has no affiliation with PGP Corp.

Hope this helps answer your question,


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