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Re: kmail and encrypted mails




On 2018-12-26, Carl <carlf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 12/26/18 12:00 AM, John Hasler wrote:
>> rhkramer writes:
>>> Well, it could have been "based" (or inspired, or similar) based on
>>> PGP even if it was newly written code.  (And my guess / recollection
>>> from that time is that it was so "based" / inspired / whatever -- very
>>> similar functionality.)
>> It was inspired by PGP and designed to be compatible.  It could not have
>> been based on PGP because the latter was not Open Source.  There is no
>> common code.
>
> OK, I literally own nitpicking.com and I wouldn't be making such
> a big deal about the meaning of "based on." Just say "When I wrote 'based
> on' I meant 'based on the same code base.'" and move on.

That's what he did say (you seem to have nitpicked yourself into a support
of the adverse argument).