Klaus Knopper wrote:
I'd like to second the suggestion to include it.
That would IMHO mean encouraging people to use a "proprietary"
(or "shared source") software instead what we already have.
Again, please convince me! ;-)
The best I can do is to list, succinctly and as objectively as I
know how, the pros and the cons I see:
- Trucrypt uses its own variant of "open (shared?) source" license.
- It gives the user an undesirable choice.
- Truecrypt containers have their own, unique format.
- Full source can be inspected - and the program can be built from
the source by anybody.
- Uses, in addition to AES, other ciphers, in particular Blowfish
- It large user base and an active user community help forum.
- It provides good deniability + "hidden container".
- It's the only open source disk encryption solution that mounts the
same container on both common platforms - it helps users who are
migrating from Windows.
The last item is, IMHO, "the clincher".