Re: [rp-ml] SYCODE Releases Four New Free RP Plug-ins

From: Adrian Bowyer <>
Date: Sat Oct 04 2008 - 15:14:51 EEST

Deelip Menezes wrote:
> Markus Hitter: "Am I missing something or are neither the file format
> specifications nor the source code of the applications published? As it
> currently looks to me, the OpenRP format is more locked-in than the STL
> format."
> If we made the source code and algorithms public, then the security of the
> RP file format would be compromised. Anyone with a little bit of programming
> knowledge would be able to write a program to bypass the password in a RP
> file. The OpenRP solution gives you all the tools you need to get STL data
> from a RP file. So under normal circumstances one should not be bothered
> with the innards of the RP file format... unless you are interested in
> bypassing the password.

So what does this give that simply running a free public-key crypto
package like GPG ( on an STL file wouldn't? With
that, the STL file is open, and the source of the cryptography program
is open and free under the GPL.

Best wishes
Dr Adrian Bowyer
Received on Sat Oct 04 15:21:44 2008

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