OTR and general security stuff

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Tue Feb 12 18:55:51 EST 2013

Peter Lawler:
> On 13/02/13 09:42, Arturo 'Buanzo' Busleiman wrote:
>> As a long time gaim/pidgin, otr and openpgp user, I am completely +1 with
>> Jacob's ideas.
>> I cant talk for windows but those platform's users need all the
>> security we
>> can provide per click.
>>   On Feb 12, 2013 6:33 PM, "Jacob Appelbaum" <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm writing to this list as datallah suggested that I write to this
>>> address. I hope it is useful/welcome.
> <snip>
>>>    https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15513
> I've noted in the ticket that the desire should be to have otr working
> 'cleanly' with Finch as well, not just Pidgin/WinPidgin. We can then be
> fairly certain it should work with minimal effort with other libpurple
> based clients.

I think this is a fine long term solution. My main concern is that
pidgin-otr integration with finch seems to be non-trivial. That is - a
good goal but if that was a blocker, I'd suspect it would be a difficult
hill to climb. :(

> This, and lack of a formal 'maintainer' are probably the two things
> holding it back from whatever my 'vote' is worth (if those two
> conditions were met, I'd be OK with inclusion)

I'll maintain it. Ian and I maintain pidgin-otr as part of our normal
workflow. Ensuring that pidgin-otr is (known) bug free, safe and secure
is what we strive to do on a daily basis. Keeping the hg tree in sync
with our upstream git repo is a reasonable ask and I'd be happy to
ensure that that happens.

All the best,

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