All wording for "gpg" should be "OpenPGP" when referring to the proposed standard

Bug #3508 reported by Fabián Rodríguez on 2005-10-24
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Matthew Paul Thomas

Bug Description

gpg (lowercase) is an command-line application. GnuPG is the actual name of the project. "GPG" and "gpg" are sometimes used wrongly in Launchpad to describe the (proposed) standard: or related terms and concepts. Furthermore, gpg is Gnu/Linux-specific (or at least *nix specific).

There are lots of references in Launchpad to the term "gpg" or "GPG" when in fact it should be "OpenPGP", the proposed standard or a more generic one (or else) to accomodate Windows platforms (gpg.exe), in the case of command-line usage examples.

For example, the main page of a user has a field described as "GPG Keys:" when in fact this should be the " OpenPGP key ID" (last 8 digits of the OpenPGP key fingerprint").

There is also a link in the rightmost menu to "Edit GPG keys" which should be "Edit OpenPGP keys".

An example of wording usage that has changed and has been corrected over time is the Enigmail extension for Thunderbird ( which is now simply called OpenPGP.

Opening this bug to (potentially) track other more specific bugs on wording and definitions regarding OpenPGP, gpg and GnuPG.

Changed in launchpad:
assignee: nobody → mpt
status: New → Accepted
Changed in launchpad:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in launchpad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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