[rc5] The prize money....

Dave Kaupp dave.kaupp at cubic.com
Thu Oct 23 11:32:25 EDT 1997


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> Project Gutenberg is a worthy cause, and deserves the $8,000 that
> distributed.net just donated to them.   However, to get a half million
> users, the "carrot" has to be bigger than a mere thousand bucks.  I think
> the charity has to end.   
>
> I would like to suggest to the organizers that for the 64-bit crack, the
> RSA reward (if earned by d.net users) go ENTIRELY to the key finder and to
> distributed.net, either in an even split, or slightly weighted in favor of
> the finder (70/30, perhaps).    If you dangle the prospect of $7,000 for
> being the lucky one out there, I think you'll get far more participation.
> 
> Sure, many of us are participating in order to tell the government that
> their encryption laws suck.   Others are participating to demonstrate the
> superiority of certain hardware.   I think that a solid majority, though,
> are in it for the money, and that the effort shouldn't care WHY someone
> participates.   If appealing to the baser instincts of the general 'net
> population will up our participation to the point where RC5-64 is feasible,
> why the hell not?
> 

 The reason I joined Bovine instead of another effort, was because 
most of the money was being donated to a worthy cause. 
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Dave Kaupp     dave.kaupp at cubic.com      Ext 4438.
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