gpg problems

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Mon Jul 27 22:36:55 UTC 2009

I wrote:
> That's normal. Chiasmus was developed by the BSI (more or less Germany's
> equivalent of the NSA) and so all their work is classified by default.
> They only declassified a Window$ binary. There's evidence towards the
> existence of a GNU/Linux command-line version, but said version appears to
> be still classified and thus not publicly available. And the source code
> appears to be classified entirely. So I don't think Chiasmus will be
> available in Fedora any time soon.

PS: And the only reason it's supported at all in KMail is that the companies 
working on KMail encryption were contracted by the German BSI and the BSI 
apparently requested that option to be present for their internal use.

If the presence of the useless option really annoys or confuses users, we 
could of course patch it out, but I don't think it's worth doing that.

        Kevin Kofler

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