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      Stripe and Facebook are going to sponsor @gnupg development with $50k/year each.

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        Amazing how a news story does that.

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        Damn, I wish big companies would sponsor OpenBSD with such zeal.

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          All it would take is a news article portraying that Theo de Raadt is living in a cardboard box while OpenSSL and LibreSSL languish. :-/

          That or someone that is an OpenBSD nut joins Facebook/Google and convinces management to pony up some cash.

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      Also today Werner announced that the Linux foundation have given him a $60k grant to work on GnuPG https://twitter.com/gnupg/status/563456662024228865

      It’s heartening to see the public response today, though I wonder how best it can be turned into sustainable long-term support for the project?

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      At least he got a donation from Megatron https://gnupg.org/donate/kudos.html

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        More interesting contributors:

        “Mihai'); DROP TABLE Donors;– ”

        little bobby tables shows up everywhere

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      That is a beautiful keyboard in the banner shot

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        ibm model m it looks like

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        That’s a blue-label model M. It has ever been a classy piece of technology, and I suspect decades from now will remain so.

        I have a few silver label Ms at home.

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      Glad he finally got the attention he needed. Without GnuPG, secure mailing with free software would be a lot harder. Also, GnuPG is a key component of basically every larger Linux distribution as it is used to sign the packages in the package repositories.

      I wonder though where the FSF was. According to the article, it was Stallman who actually caused Koch to start development, and the FSF was (is?) promoting GnuPG as the proper way to do email encryption. Given the importance of this tool for people like Snowden it’s unbelievable how barely recognised its developer was.

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        Ok, on the FSF I just found this article: https://fsfe.org/news/2014/news-20141217-01.en.html