1994-07-14 - Re: PGP bastardization

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From: “Jim Sewell” <jims@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: f9161800d41791e8cd4b793541cf7640cc3e4458a895992faf5d72f7a34483b3
Message ID: <9407141343.AA02457@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM>
Reply To: <199407140333.UAA22254@jobe.shell.portal.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-07-14 13:43:37 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 14 Jul 94 06:43:37 PDT

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From: "Jim Sewell" <jims@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 94 06:43:37 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: PGP bastardization
In-Reply-To: <199407140333.UAA22254@jobe.shell.portal.com>
Message-ID: <9407141343.AA02457@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM>
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<In mail nobody@shell.portal.com said:>
> What are [prz's] LEGAL grounds for attempting to retain "editorial 
> control" over PGP, as commendable as your desire to maintain its 
> integrity undoubtedly is?  The notice distributed with PGP itself 
> seems to say otherwise -- only that modifications must also be 
> freely distributable.  So why CC: your letter to what appears to 
> be a legal firm?  Does the legal term "in terrorem" apply here? <g>

	The issue is not one of copyrights as much as of reputation.  If
	people believe that prz is a lousy security consultant as a result
	of irresponsible hacks made on PGP then his reputation has been
	damaged and therefore he is entitled to restitution.  

	Note:  I'm not implying that Tom's hacks are irresponsible since 
		   I've not seen them.  Simply that if they are then prz has
		   right to 'make a case'

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