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[_] WASTE

Ed Walker ed at edwalker.com
Sun Jun 1 16:11:00 BST 2003

Yeah I have been using it over the net and it's great....

it could definitely do with a feature to revoke keys...

but yeah it works great...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Iain Harrison" <underscore at hairydog.co.uk>
To: "Ed Walker" <underscore at under-score.org.uk>
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 3:32 PM
Subject: Re[6]: [_] WASTE



> On Sunday, June 1, 2003 11:35:05 AM Ed wrote:
>
> > well seeing as it's totally decentralised, the messages and transfers
are

> > encrypted and we have the installer...
>
> > I don't see what they can do about it...
>
> Physically, certainly not: the genie is out of the bottle.
>
> Legally, I suspect not too.
>
> The install program includes a licence.txt that definitely says it
> can be freely copied under GPL, as does the install program itself.
>
> They may choose to no longer distribute it under that licence, but it
> seems to me that the version that was released is freely
> distributable, and there is no way to revoke that license to share.
>
> I have to admit that it is OK as an IRC system, but the added security
> and lack of need for a server makes it a wonderful tool. Add in the
> file transfer facilities, and it is even better.
>
> It's a pity there is no way to revoke keys, but as long as you only
> share among trusted colleagues or friends, I can see a zillion uses
> for it.
>
> I've not tried it outside the local network: I'm not sure how well it
> will work with our NAT. Has anyone tried it across the internet?
>
>
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