Why Operating Systems don't always upgrade GnuPG

Neal H. Walfield neal at walfield.org
Tue Feb 20 20:36:32 CET 2018

At Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:08:35 +0100,
Werner Koch wrote:
> > Yet another complementary approach might be to aggressively police the
> > ecosystem by finding other software that deends on GnuPG in any of the
> > aforementioned brittle ways, and either ask those developers to stop
> That is what our plan for the time after 2.2 was.  Unfortunately, this
> seems to be a boring job for some hackers and thus some of them opted to
> leave gnupg to work on cool new stuff instead.  Nevertheless, this is
> still high on my task list.

I'd rather not air dirty laundry, but I feel it necessary to correct
misinformation.  I did not leave g10code, because working on gpg was
"uncool".  I left because we (Werner and I) could not work well
together.  This is the same reason that Justus, Kai and Marcus left.

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