Zimmermann to Network Associates: Sell PGP back to me, or open-source it

    Date02 Jul 2002
    CategoryCryptography
    3155
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Philip R. Zimmermann, author of encryption program Pretty Good Privacy, is suggesting current owner Network Associates open-source PGP's code as one alternative to the program dying on the vine at the company. "I would strongly prefer PGP be Open Source compared . . . Philip R. Zimmermann, author of encryption program Pretty Good Privacy, is suggesting current owner Network Associates open-source PGP's code as one alternative to the program dying on the vine at the company. "I would strongly prefer PGP be Open Source compared with the current scenario, because right now it's locked in intellectual property prison and no one can get it," he says. "Open Source would be much better."
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