[oclug] Meeting Tonight and PGP fingerprints
ajh at finux.org
Thu Apr 5 16:17:06 EDT 2001
That is an unrealistic outlook. For people to be comfortable with any
new technology they need to use it, having a ring of trust established
in a local setting is a great way for this to get kick-started. (local
being relative to the scope of the field).
If people don't learn and use existing open technology, you'll very soon
find yourself with a government imposed solution and the free one will
die out. PGP 2.6.1 is essentially dead, because the barriers to entry
were far too great. GPG may be buggy flawed software, but it makes it
easier for people to get involved.
The alternative is the creation of cliques based on intellegence and skill
with computers. Most of your suggestions seem to leave "average people"
high and dry because they don't know enough to be able to defend their
rights. This in my opinion is short-sighted and irresponsible.
Andrew J. Hutton,
Ottawa Linux Symposium, International Linux Developers Conference
http://www.linuxsymposium.org/ July 25th-28th, 2001
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