Keysigning Party @ Debconf5 2005

At Debconf5 in Helsinki, Finland there will be an OpenPGP (pgp/gpg) keysigning party.

The party will be on Friday, July 15th, at 21:00.

What is/Why keysigning?

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. Keysigning 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).

How the Keysigning Will Happen

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:

Downloads (Do not exist yet):

Summary: What to bring with you

If you have questions please ask Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>.

Special thanks goes to Benjamin Mako Hill who provided the scripts and text used at Debconf4, 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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