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Re: Anyone Striking?



> From: Perry E. Metzger <[email protected]>
> To: James Glave <[email protected]>
> Cc: Robert Hettinga <[email protected]>; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
> Subject: Re: Anyone Striking? 
> Date: Monday, December 14, 1998 10:06 AM
 
> James Glave writes:
> > Anyone participating in the strike today? I'd like to possibly visit this
> > with a news story...
> 
> I find it exceptionally unlikely that many people are participating in
> this. Whomever called the thing was not thinking very clearly. You
> need at least several weeks notice for such a thing to work, and the
> two or three days notice (at most) that was given was way too small. A
> strike of this nature might work, but only if someone with political
> sense were organizing it.

What would be the usefulness of this, anyway?  Most of us who know and care about this 
issue are already working in the field of cryptography or computer security at some
level--how will slowing our projects down by a day help our cause?  How will refusing
to design strong systems that use cryptography send a message to the government that
their meddling won't keep us from designing such systems?  

> Perry

--John Kelsey, [email protected] / [email protected]
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