1993-03-02 - Future of anonymity (short-term vs. long-term)

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From: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <9303020144.AA01018@soda.berkeley.edu>
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UTC Datetime: 1993-03-02 01:47:45 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 1 Mar 93 17:47:45 PST

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From: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 93 17:47:45 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Future of anonymity (short-term vs. long-term)
In-Reply-To: <9303020037.AA26459@SOS>
Message-ID: <9303020144.AA01018@soda.berkeley.edu>
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Re: authenticated news software

>Also, keep in mind that netnews is run
>by lots of real sites, who have real assets which could be reached if
>sued by RSA.

Why is there a presumption that any such authenticated news software
would be used without license?  RSADSI is not trying to sit on their
patents, but to make money from them.  

>There doesn't seem to be a lot of realism in these discussions, which is
>really bothering me.  

What you believe to be real and what I believe to be real may be
different.  To claim that another is being unrealistic is to mask
what is foremost a difference in belief.

What assumptions here do you disagree with?  If you are explicit,
perhaps we can forge an agreement.