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An Open Specification for Pretty Good Privacy (openpgp)
(concluded WG)

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Group
Name: An Open Specification for Pretty Good Privacy
Acronym:openpgp
Area:Security Area (sec)
State: Concluded
Charter: charter-ietf-openpgp-01 (Approved)
Personnel
Chair: Derek Atkins <derek@ihtfp.com>
Mailing List
Address:openpgp@ietf.org
To Subscribe:openpgp-request@ietf.org
Archive:https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/openpgp

Charter for Working Group


PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, first appeared on the Internet in 1991.
It
has enjoyed significant popularity amongst the Internet Community.

PGP is used both for protecting E-mail and File Storage. It presents a
way to digitally sign and encrypt information "objects." As such it is
well suited for any store and forward application.

The goal of the OpenPGP working group is to provide IETF standards for
the algorithms and formats of PGP processed objects as well as
providing
the MIME framework for exchanging them via e-mail or other transport
protocols.

Because there is a significant installed base of PGP users, the
working
group will consider compatibilty issues to avoid disenfranchising the
existing community of PGP users.

Security Issues:

The whole purpose of Open-PGP is to provide security services.

Milestones

Done
Submit Internet-Draft for PGP Key Format & Message Specification
Done
Submit Internet Draft for MIME encapsulation of PGP Messages Specification
Done
Issue WG Last Call for PGP Key Format & Message Specification Internet-Draft documents
Done
Submit PGP Key Format & Message Specification Internet-Draft to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
Done
WG Last Call for PGP/MIME draft
Done
Submit PGP/MIME draft to IESG for consideration as PROPOSED standard
May 2001
Submit Multiple Sig draft to IESG for consideration as PROPOSED standard
Jul 2001
Begin RFC2440, PGP/MIME Interoperability testing
Aug 2001
Request DRAFT status for RFC2440