Published on July 12th, 2018 | by bitcoin0
Amir Taaki on Crypto’s Debt to Phil Zimmerman Code Is Speech
During the late 1980s, around the fall of the Soviet Union, there was heavy activism in the nuclear disarmament movement.
Zimmermann, a software engineer, was deeply involved, even going to prison at various points with Carl Sagan and Daniel Ellsberg.
That we always had the expectation of a private communication with another person and no third party involved.
This book includes many code samples for cryptographic algorithms with explanations and is a standard text in the field.
With that case in mind, Zimmermann told MIT Press that he wanted to publish a second book with the code for PGP.