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71                                                                                         <h1 id="id-securing-the-future-of-gpg"
72                                                                                         >Securing the future of GPG</h1>
73                                                                                         <h5>Posted 5th November 2013 by Sam Tuke</h5>
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75                                                                                         <p>If you've noticed some changes around here, there's a good reason
76                                                                                         why. We have a plan for securing the long term stability of GnuPG
77                                                                                         development by giving more to our users, and asking more from them
78                                                                                         in return.</p>
79
80                                                                                         <p>You already know that GnuPG is important, and as months of fresh
81                                                                                         government spying revelations go by, it's becoming obvious that
82                                                                                         GnuPG is one of the very few tools that can still be trusted to keep
83                                                                                         our data safe from the overwhelming efforts of international law
84                                                                                         enforcement. But developing GnuPG takes work - regular monitoring
85                                                                                         for newfound threats and exploits, and new features to keep it sharp
86                                                                                         with the latest encryption algorithms. We also need to reach out to
87                                                                                         the millions of potential GnuPG users who are asking themselves how
88                                                                                         they can make their email secure. Public-private key cryptography
89                                                                                         hasn't yet gained mainstream acceptance, but it could if it were
90                                                                                         just a little more appealing and accessible.</p>
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92                                                                                         <p>To maintain progress within the project we need to make it easier
93                                                                                         for GnuPG users to support the work that we do. Ours is an app that
94                                                                                         is often hidden from view, relied upon daily by hundreds of
95                                                                                         thousands of people, often in life-threatening circumstances, yet
96                                                                                         low profile and rarely supported by publicity or donations.</p>
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98                                                                                         <p>To change that we're going to launch a <strong>new
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101                                                                                         group. The new site will also allow the project to accept and manage
102                                                                                         new forms of financial support, including automatic subscriptions to
103                                                                                         sustain development long term.</p>
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105                                                                                         <p>Designing, building and populating the new site will take a few
106                                                                                         months, and in order to cover the costs there will be
107                                                                                         a <strong>crowd-funding</strong> campaign with a modest target, in
108                                                                                         early December. We have some rewards up our sleeves for those who
109                                                                                         donate.</p>
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111                                                                                         <p>When that time comes, <strong>we'll need your help</strong> -
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113                                                                                         communities, and contributing financially if you can.</p>
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115                                                                                         <p>You can subscribe to updates about the campaign using this
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