1993-08-25 - Re: Coming Soon: Commercial version of PGP!

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From: “Christian D. Odhner” <cdodhner@indirect.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: ad4b1be75e6a62e53e83c9ca63dd7e98d89a92e9f04e72b26858f1132efff4dd
Message ID: <199308251723.AA21838@indirect.com>
Reply To: <9308250853.AA06179@columbine.cgd.ucar.EDU>
UTC Datetime: 1993-08-25 17:25:38 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 25 Aug 93 10:25:38 PDT

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From: "Christian D. Odhner" <cdodhner@indirect.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 93 10:25:38 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Coming Soon:  Commercial version of PGP!
In-Reply-To: <9308250853.AA06179@columbine.cgd.ucar.EDU>
Message-ID: <199308251723.AA21838@indirect.com>
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> ViaCrypt PGP will be available in the USA and Canada, for an introductory
> price of $100 for a single user, with quantity discounts available.
> For details, call ViaCrypt at (602) 944-0773, or contact Philip Zimmermann
> at prz@acm.org.

Ok, I just spoke with Dave somebody at viacrypt, and he told me that the
ViaCrypt PGP would be based on PGP 2.3a, and the only code changed would
be the lines implementing rsa itself. He told me it would be backwards
compatable with all past versions of PGP and that as improvements were
made to ViaCrypt PGP, the same improvements would be made to the freeware
version. I was thinking that if a bunch of us cypherpunks wanted copys we
could order them as a group and get a volume discount. I've asked to have
the price scheduals sent to me. If anybody has any questions for ViaCrypt,
you could refer them through me if you like, as thier offices are just 16
miles or so from my house.

Happy Hunting, -Chris