BSI - Why PQC for Thunderbird and not gpg4win in the first place?

Стефан Васильев stefan.vasilev at
Tue Jun 29 20:01:03 CEST 2021

Werner Koch wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Jun 2021 15:31, Стефан Васильев said:
>> I don't understand why the BSI is looking for Post Quantum 
>> Cryptography
>> support with OpenPGP for Thunderbird and not for the promoted gpg4win,
> I can't tell you that.  I do not have anymore information than you.
> From reading the tender it is clear that this project is for evaluating
> new algorithms in a real worl application.  The goal is not to kickoff 
> a
> new standard or feature.

Ah ok, understand.

>> As understood, Germany recently passed a law to strengthen authorities
>> to allow the usage of their Government trojan, which tells me that 
>> using
> It is quite a problem for the BSI that the gov is trying to shift them
> into the same trouble the NSA has.  Protecting the citizen while at the
> same time helping to attack them.  Will citizens still be able to trust
> them in a few years?

True and a good question!


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