First steps with GPG, am I off to a good start?

Jérémy Bobbio lunar at
Sat Oct 12 05:25:45 CEST 2013

Doug Barton:
> Twenty years of experience shows us that it's a lost cause. PGP is
> simply too hard for "average" computer users. Even those who use PGP,
> which by definition makes them "above average" commonly don't refresh
> their key rings. So whether either of us like it or not, any plan that
> requires users to refresh their key rings for it to work is simply
> impractical.

Yet, no one came up with a tool as straightforward as parcimonie [1]
before two years ago. My keyring has been fresh ever since I could
`apt-get install` it.

Easy to use public key cryptography is a hard problem. Maybe PGP has
some issues that can't be solved, but I believe we are making progress
in understanding how to make the whole experience more enjoyable.


Lunar                                .''`. 
lunar at                    : :Ⓐ  :  # apt-get install anarchism
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