Zimmermann wants PGP open-sourced

Tuesday, 2 July 2002, 1:08 PM EST

Zimmermann says a return to open-code status is one option he could live with. His first choice for PGP, however, would be to buy it back from Network Associates. He sold PGP in 1997, but last year, the company gave up trying to make PGP profitable and put it up for sale. But the company hasn't been able off-load it, and PGP is now in limbo world.

Zimmermann says he can't buy back PGP for one very simple reason: "I don't have the money to buy it back."

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