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Stefan Claas sac at
Sat May 16 19:17:17 CEST 2020

Robert J. Hansen wrote:

> > How does this work in general, let's say I am a dev and would add
> > this too, to my OpenPGP app. Is there an OpenPGP board where devs
> > can vote for or against a feature, so that Werner has then to
> > follow suite, or is he in the position to say no and every dev has
> > to follow his GnuPG specs?
> The RFC is maintained under auspices of the Internet Engineering Task
> Force (IETF), just like every other RFC.  The IETF's motto is "rough
> consensus and running code".
> Werner sits as secretary of the (largely dormant) group that guides
> OpenPGP development, but there are a lot of non-GnuPG people who are
> deeply involved in giving feedback on proposed changes.  He's the
> secretary, not the dictator.

Thanks for your reply, much appreciated!


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