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Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2017 22:01:14 +0200
From: Solar Designer <>
To: Kristian Fiskerstrand <>
Subject: Re: accepting new members to (linux-)distros lists

On Sun, Jul 02, 2017 at 09:22:46PM +0200, Kristian Fiskerstrand wrote:
> On 07/02/2017 07:27 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
> > we could rewrite from scratch and release as Open
> > Source the encrypted mailing list software, which is currently an awful
> > hack.  I wouldn't oppose doing that piece of software development under
> > a separate funded project, if capable people were available for that.
> > However, I am worried that most teams tasked to work on something like
> > this would produce a complex monster, which wouldn't otherwise be
> > directly comparable (as in: is it better or worse? is it more or less
> > secure?) to the current hack.
> To have it mentioned as part of the discussion at least; has something
> like even
> been considered? and if considered and found not appropriate, the
> rationale for it is likely interesting as well.

No, it wasn't considered yet.  I vaguely recall someone pointing me at
something like it (could be this one) on some occasion, but I couldn't
find that e-mail now.  Thank you for the link!


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