Saturday, May 14, 2016

Annual BLU PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party

I've just flushed the keyring in preparation for the next BLU keysigning
party in September.

If you'd like to participate in the keysigning, you need to add your PGP or
GnuPG key id to the keyring by entering it on the form at

The script takes the key id and pulls the corresponding public key from the
keyserver at, so you need to ensure your key is on the
keyserver prior to registering.

Note that the purpose of keysigning is to verify the identity of a key's
owner, in order to build of the web of trust. As such, we don't sign
anonymous keys, which someone wanted us to do last year.

In order to participate, the key must contain the name and email address of
the human being who owns the key, and that specific human being must have
proof of identity to present to the other participants before those other
participants will sign the key.

We assume that participants will accept a valid government-issued photo id,
such as a driver's license or a passport, as sufficient proof of identity
for the purpose of verifying a key's owner.

John Abreau / Executive Director, Boston Linux & Unix
Email / WWW / PGP-Key-ID 0x920063C6
PGP-Key-Fingerprint A5AD 6BE1 FEFE 8E4F 5C23 C2D0 E885 E17C 9200 63C6
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