[Gpg4win-users-en] Problems with Gpg4Win Verification Operations (and a couple of apparent bugs)

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Sun May 24 15:51:51 CEST 2015

On Sat 2015-05-23 19:07:18 -0400, Blibbet wrote:
>> Reiterating a serious problem with the operation of Gpg4Win, or the
>> verification of files using Gpg4Win, and the last time I will try to
> resolve
>> it. My time is limited and costly too.
> ...
>>Any suggestions?
> All of the volunteers who contribute to the various GPG code projects,
> which GPG4win bundles, have limited time.
> I'd suggest reporting bugs like the GPG4win team wants. Look at:
> http://www.gpg4win.org/reporting-bugs.html
> Complaining on a mailing list -- perhaps more than once -- does not
> result in a a bug report.
> Sorry, but if you don't spend time to fix open source projects, you
> don't deserve to use them.

I don't think this is a fair response.  I agree that L's e-mail isn't as
tightly focused and actionable as we'd all like our bug reports to be,
but telling people they don't deserve to use free software without
fixing it is just going to drive away users.  The more users, the more engaged
users we have, even if many of the users aren't engaged at the level
you'd like.  Please don't drive users away; instead, help them figure
out how to engage productively.



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