Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: Ben Pfaff
Date: Sun Oct 02 2011 - 21:32:27 EST

"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> 5. Get as many other kernel developers that you have physical access to
> to sign your key after verifying the fingerprint. Verifying keys
> over the phone is OK if and only if you know them *extremely* well;
> think "would I be willing to testify in court that the person I
> talked to was X"?

There is already an extensive Debian web of trust, and along with
it a keysigning coordination effort and even a long list of
Debian developers who offer to sign keys, with their physical
locations and email addresses:

I wonder whether either effort would benefit from joining forces?
I am also sure that there is overlap between Debian developers
and kernel developers.
Ben Pfaff
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