At Debconf4 in Porto Alegre, Brazil there will be an OpenPGP (pgp/gpg) keysigning party.
The party will be on Sunday, May 30th, at 21:00.
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.
Please read section One of the GnuPG Keysigning Party HOWTO (note: we are doing the party slightly different, so the other chapters do not 100% apply).
The Party will be conducted using Len Sassaman's Efficient Group Key Signing Method which is a protocal to do keysignings in a way that is faster than the way many people may be familiar with:
If you intent to participate please send your ascii armored public key to email@example.com by Thursday, May 20th, 2004
This deadline has now passed. If you haven't submitted your key yet, it's too late to get your key on the primary sheet. It's not, however, too late to participate altogether. Please find Mako at Debconf before the 30th and we can work out a way for you to participate.
ksp-dc4.txtis correct. Also compute the MD5 hash of
ksp-dc4.txt. One way to do this is with md5sum invoked as follows:
% md5sum ksp-dc4.txt
gpg --print-md md5 ksp-dc4.txt
Just to be sure that you have no problems with the download, here is the MD5 hash as we have calculated it:
MD5 = 7F 52 7B 3B E1 30 CE C3 40 7A FC C5 B8 55 F8 CF
Note that this is just a hint - you must do the check yourself.
I will also read the SHA1 hash, so you can calulate that too with
gpg --print-md sha1).
ksp-dc4.txt. Verify that the hash recited matches what you computed. This guarantees that all participants are working from the same list of keys.
ksp-dc4.txt; check that your fingerprint is correct.
ksp-dc4.txtso that we can ensure we are all working with the same copy.
If you have questions please ask Benjamin Mako Hill <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Special thanks goes goes to Peter Palfrader who provided the scripts and text used at Debconf3 and LinuxTag (2003 and 2004) whose reuse made putting together this keysigning easy and possible.
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