Slashdot has a lengthly and informative summary of recent PGP events. Here’s the first paragraph, but I strongly suggest that you read the story:
In high tech time, the span between Network Associates dropping PGP, its purchase by the purpose-formed PGP Corporation and that company’s release today of PGP 8.0 may not be a short stretch, but it’s been a busy several months. A product which appeared moribund despite widespread acclaim a few years earlier — a victim of skewed corporate logic — has rebounded for another major release, and Philip Zimmermann is doing something he’s never done before: actually selling PGP. And as Zimmermann had urged long before NAI forged a deal with PGP Corporation, this time around the full source code is being released, albeit with strings. Read on for the rest of the story.
I know that many people switched to GPG while Network Associates let PGP stagnate. I wonder what the state of PGP is in the wild. I know that the PGP integration on the desktop was much nicer than GPG, which was nonexistant at the time that I was playing with it. I’ll dig into this in more detail after work.