Support question

Paul Archambault paul at
Tue Apr 28 16:47:22 EDT 2009

I believe the question is reasonable to ask, I myself don't know the answer
but it could be formatted like:

Yes but....
Maybe if you.......
No because......


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:

> Accurate Computer Service, Inc. spake unto us the following wisdom:
> >      Just a quick question.  Is Pidgin software HIPAA compliant?  Does
> > it support 128 bit encryption?  Thank you.
> This is not a reasonable question to ask; it is like asking whether a
> Dodge 4L 6 Cylinder is "DOT compliant".  If installed in an
> appropriate support framework with a sturdy body and compliant
> interior safety devices such as seatbelts and air bags, it may be DOT
> compliant.  By itself, it's a motor, and if you leave it in the garage
> on a stand it's certainly DOT compliant.
> Pidgin could absolutely be used as part of a HIPAA compliant system.
> Out of the box, communicating on a public IM network, it is almost
> certainly not.  You would, of course, need to contact a lawyer or the
> Department of Health and Human Services to get a legally defensible
> opinion on this matter.
> Ethan
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