Plan B - Who carries the torch?

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Thu Jan 7 10:37:03 CET 2021

Hi everybody,

== who could continue development?

Beside other options already mentioned,

a) there is a charity
which currently is small with some of the already known people,
and only starts to do a few small things, but at a legal
entity it has some personal reserves that could be broadened.

b) g10code GmbH is also a legal entity and has some more employees than Werner 
and Andre. If demand is high enough, one of those organisations can pick up.
(So you know: I am with GnuPG e.V. and my company Intevation
works together with g10code on Gpg4win. We offer paid support
for all available Free Software products in principle. So to me that is more 
of a long term funding problem.)

Because GnuPG/Gpg4win is completely Free Software, many companies, or other 
organisations can pick up its development.

== about its usefulness:

Personally I believe GnuPG, OpenPGP and email to important and on the course 
to stay for many years. Main reasons are: 
a) email use has not gone down. It is one of the remaining really decentral 
b) And it has become and stays an identity anchor for the majority of internet 
based services. For this function public keyservers (decentral, carrying 
signatures) are important (to complement some use cases).


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