Archive for August, 2011
Just like at last years conference, this years openSUSE conference will also feature a keysigning party, read on to find out how to participate and what to do.
What is a Keysigning Party (KSP)
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.
More info and detailed instructions on key creation, signing and Keysigning party can be found here.
To take part at the Keysigning Party you need to send a signed mail containing your keys fingerprint (the output of gpg –fingerprint $YOUR_KEY_ID) to
Note: Unsigned messages will be ignored!
How to join the party?
And don’t forget to upload your key to a keyserver so others can find it! For example: hkp://pgp.mit.edu:11371 or ldap://keyserver.pgp.com
More info on key generation and uploading can be found here.
What is the deadline for key submission?
To give everybody the chance to bring his printout the deadline for key submission is: Friday September, 9 at 12:00 UTC
The finished keylist should be available at Friday September, 9 at 22:00 UTC
Where will the party take place?
The party will be part of the openSUSE Conference and will take place at the conference venue, Sunday September 11th at 6 PM.
And before I forget about it, there will also be the chance to get a CACert assurance! More about that tomorrow or here.