Re: Pretty Good Privacy Not Looking So Great

spunkanado (
Fri, 5 Dec 1997 19:39:58 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:

> Imagine if you will, a loosely knit group of poor programmers and graduate
> students, cooperating through both time and space, disperesed over the
> world (wide web) writing this patchy thing. Along comes a great big
> Grendel-beast and sayeth to each of them, "Hey, how about $100 million a
> head for your guys's market share?", but immediately afterwards the sun
> will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars
> will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Yes, I totoaly agree. I would jump at it as fast as anyone...I mean look
at my nick, they dont call me tomwhore for nothing. But this doesnt lesen
the realization that if PGP is being run by folks of less than High PGP
spirtitis (i e security, openness, and non gov key foobaring) the product
is suspect. I wish them well, i know they will reap the rewards of thier
labors, and if I have need of thier products I will buy them

If im doing work for the NSA or the likes (hell I am contracted to the DOI
at the moment) I would not expect anyone to look to me for Above and
Beyond security or types of things the Gov, my employee, would not
condone. Unless of course I was playing it real close to the vest, and
..well..I cant realy say much more on an open channel :)

Making PGP for a company that is invileved in undoing what the spirit of
Psttod for precludes lots of things, like using it and being assured its
not goona be spoofed, backdoored or verifiable.

I sincerly hope that everyone who worked hard on pgp for all these years
reaps a hefty bonus, not only in cash but in knowing that they made a
difference in the way things went down in history. Nothings gonna take
that away. Like I said before, a changing of the guards is good every now
and then.

Also, what is keeping ThEM from just buying outthe nets innovations so

They dont have a very good idea what they are, where to look, or wha the
scope of thesethings are. Having seen this fromthe inside now I can say
that there is more time to strengthen the resolve befoer theyThem get the
notion to do just that. I mean , gawd damn, these folks are just about
geting up to speed on netscape 3.01 and its charms. you mention real audio
or pgp or mailinglists and they go all slack jaw. Being as that is, folks
should not rest on the laxity of others, but instead capitlize on it.

To infinity and beyond.

(this post was braught to you by Ms. Spelling(tm), the fashionable faux
pas maker and from viewrs like you.)