[cryptography] why did OTR succeed in IM?

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Sat Mar 23 16:03:04 EDT 2013


On 2013-03-24 3:25 AM, Jon Callas wrote:
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> On Mar 23, 2013, at 6:36 AM, Ben Laurie <ben at links.org> wrote:
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>> On 23 March 2013 09:25, ianG <iang at iang.org> wrote:
>>> Someone on another list asked an interesting question:
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>>>      Why did OTR succeed in IM systems, where OpenPGP and x.509 did not?
>> Because Adium built it in?
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> Yeah. And it just worked.


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