In the last few years I wasn’t really maintaining my GPG keys. I’ve created a new one (B4E14499) in 2011 during DebConf11, after the older primary one (99E81DA0) became too weak (1024D). I thought that I didn’t have enough signatures on the new key and almost lost my place on the debian keyring due to removal on the old one (without adding the new key).
Due to my confusion with the key signature, I didn’t really take the time to sign other people keys. But that doesn’t mean I ignored them completely, as I kept all the information from Debconf11 (yes, 4 years ago) and also the slips I was handed since.
Today, I finally took the time to finish the backlog and sign all the keys which are strong enough and still valid (haven’t expired / revoked). One less item on the todo list.
For those who got my signatures – I’m sorry for the delay, but better later than never, right ?
During FOSDEM’s key signing party I had a few people telling me they didn’t get my signatures on their key. It seems that although I already signed them, there was a problem with sending the signatures (probably my local mail settings or my ISP thinking I’m spamming).
After a few reminders from people, I finally got to do the signing of FOSDEM party (including some people who gave me slips). Seems like some people follow carefully who didn’t signed they key… I hope now everyone will be satisfied (:
If you didn’t get my signature yet, please let me know… I don’t want to hear the same complaints next year (that’s wasn’t fun ): ). For obvious reason I can only re-send you an existing signature I have.
The fun part of the signing party is to meet people and ask them questions according to their e-mail addresses. Even better is to thank them for the work on free software I use. This year I thanked Patrick Brunschwig, the enigmail author. But also like to thank Thijs Kinkhorst from squirrelmail and Eike Rathke from openoffice. It was fun to meet some fellow Debian Developer I didn’t know from DebConfs.
For all those DDs who love to drink:
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