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waste and encryption

Regarding WASTE (weird, it happened two weeks ago and it feels like last year's news, doesn't it?), Ray Ozzie has an intriguing take (different, from, say, my name-related machinations) on why it had to be pulled out: encryption controls, and the license needed for them (or lack thereof). Entries here and here. Personally, I still think it had more to do with Nullsoft's rebelliousness and Nullsoft releasing something that AOL didn't want to let out (for whatever reason), but there might be some of those legal considerations involved as well. In any case, something to keep in mind as encryption becomes more pervasive.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on June 20 2003 at 8:52 PM

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