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Summarize the results of the OpenPGP and Pidgin survey (#17821)

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cost/benefit of vaguely supporting it will become even higher.
- **How popular is OpenPGP inside and outside Thunderbird?**
OpenPGP is much more popular outside Thunderbird than inside
Thunderbird:
- 16% of our users use OpenPGP inside Thunderbird.
- 49% of our users use OpenPGP outside Thunderbird.
- **How technical are the people using OpenPGP outside Thunderbird?**
People using OpenPGP outside Thunderbird are slightly less technical
that people using OpenPGP inside Thunderbird:
- Enigmail users use mostly Linux significantly more than non-Enigmail
users: 62% vs. 50%.
- Enigmail users use the command line slightly more than non-Enigmail
users: 62% vs. 56%.
- The most popular OpenPGP tools are Nautilus (41%), Seahorse (37%),
and the applet (34%).
- OpenPGP users use mostly Linux slightly more than our users in
general: 54% vs. 49%.
- **Could these people use Thunderbird instead?**
No.
- 33% of our users use OpenPGP only outside Thunderbird.
- 15% of our users use OpenPGP mostly to communicate using a website.
- 16% of our users use OpenPGP mostly to communicate by email, which
is the same fraction as the number of Enigmail users.
- **Who will suffer from the Thunderbird migration because they use
OpenPGP both inside and outside Thunderbird?**
Almost all our Enigmail users:
- 1% of our users only use OpenPGP inside Thunderbird.
- 16% of our users use OpenPGP both inside and outside Thunderbird.
- 55% of Enigmail users use OpenPGP mostly to communicate by email.
- 16% of Enigmail users use OpenPGP mostly to communicate using a
website.
### Can we stop including an IRC client by default? (#15816)
This open question has been the main blocker for replacing Pidgin for years.
- **What would be the cost of removing the support for IRC by default in Tails?**
The cost would be way less than breaking Electrum or Seahorse:
- 8% of our users use IRC in Pidgin.
- 28% of our users use Electrum.
- 37% of our users use Seahorse.
We should provide an alternative, otherwise the noise might be similar
to dropping 32-bit computers (4%), though the concrete impact is very
different for people. IRC users are also use Electrum much more than
our users in general: 51% vs. 28%.
- **How technical are the people using IRC in Tails?**
IRC users are much more technical than our users in general:
- IRC users use mostly Linux significantly more than our users in
general: 63% vs. 49%.
- IRC users use OpenPGP a lot more than our users in general: 91% vs.
50%.
- IRC users use the command line a lot more than our OpenPGP users in
general: 91% vs. 58%.
- **Are people using IRC in Tails to connect to servers that do not block Tor?**
The most popular IRC servers are:
- Freenode: 52%
- Private IRC servers: 43%
- IRCnet: 34%
- OFTC: 10%
- EFnet: 10%
- Undernet: 7%
I didn't check how much these servers block Tor.
- **How popular is XMPP among our users?**
A little bit more than Enigmail:
- 16% of our users use Enigmail.
- 17% of our users use XMPP in Pidgin.
- 58% of our Pidgin users use only XMPP.
- 92% of our Pidgin users use XMPP and IRC.
### Notes
- Secure Drop mentions encrypting files with GPG went sending submissions:
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