[ubuntu-us-ma] Fwd: Boston Linux Meeting Wed, September 16, 2009 Annual PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party
bill.n1vux at gmail.com
Sat Sep 12 03:17:50 BST 2009
Crypto history talk accompanying the signing by yours truly.
Do read the procedures and register your key in advance if signing.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org>
Date: Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 8:43 PM
Subject: Boston Linux Meeting Wed, September 16, 2009 Annual PGP/GnuPG
To: Bill Ricker <bill.n1vux at gmail.com>
Cc: BLU Meeting Announcements <announce at blu.org>
When: September 16, 2009 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party X
Location: MIT Building E51, Room 325
Please sign up in advance at http://www.blu.org/keysignings/
A key signing party is a get-together of people who use the PGP
encryption system with the purpose of allowing those people to sign each
others keys. Key signing parties serve to extend the web of trust to a
great degree. Key signing parties also serve as great opportunities to
discuss the political and social issues surrounding strong cryptography,
individual liberties, individual sovereignty, and even implementing
encryption technologies or perhaps future work on free encryption software.
The purpose of the meeting is to authenticate each other, i.e.
verify everybody's key ids and key fingerprints. Participants sign each
others' keys offline.
In order to complete the keysigning in the allotted time, we follow
a formal procedure as seen in V. Alex Brennen's "GnuPG Keysigning Party
It is strongly advised that if you have not been to a keysigning party
before, you read this document.
It is essential that, before the meeting, you register on the sign
up form (http://legacy.blu.org/keysignings/). You should bring at least
one picture ID with you. You must also bring your own printout of the
report on that page, so you can check off the names/keys of the people
you have personally verified.
Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id: 537C5846
PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846
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