Free software and public administrations?
jan at intevation.de
Tue Nov 26 13:54:28 UTC 2002
On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 03:50:59PM +0200, Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> I'd like to mention one argument against GPL which can be heard from
> time to time here. If the government decides to use the existing GPL
> software for security related works, then they will have to publish
> all algorithms which are state secrets now.
The answer is simple: Any encryption algorithm that allows
to crack the code from just knowing the algorithm is
a bad algorithm.
There are already better algorithms published and widely used.
Jan-Oliver Wagner http://intevation.de/~jan/
Intevation GmbH http://intevation.de/
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