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Re: OpenPGP should be called ClosedPGP
On Sun, 25 Jun 2000, Erron Criddle wrote:
> After literally many hours of research, I have come across only one
> document that explains part of 2440 in a understandable format and that is:
OpenPGP is quite complex (but not as complex as some other protocols),
so it takes a while to understand all the details. A lot of things
have been explained on this mailing list here more than one time.
Have a look at the archives.
And there are at least 3 implementations which you can consult to
check how a detail is actually done.
> Come on people who are developing this standard - if you want it to take
> off, help people and/or make something available to people like me and
PGP is around for nearly a decade now. OpenPGP is just an enhancement
on the PGP 2 data formats.
> other project directors so we can develop the OpenPGP standard and not get
> bogged down cryptanalysing the 2440 document into plain text!
I think Jon did a fine job as editor of this document and to me it is
an easy to understand specification.
Werner Koch OpenPGP key 621CC013
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