Linux.com: The Philadelphia Linux Web of Trust; GPG SigningNov 25, 2000, 16:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amanda J. Waterman)
"Darxus with PhillyLUG wrote in to tell us about PLUG's venture with PADS. Both groups have come together to develop a Web of Trust. At the end of each of their respective meetings, they gather for keysigning parties. According to Darxus, "I think it's gone rather well. It's fun, and falls well within the interests of the kinds of people who show up."
"In the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) LUG, we've started doing gpg keysigning parties at the end of the meeting. I think it's gone rather well. It's fun, and falls well within the interests of the kinds of people who show up."
"More info and pretty graphs of signature relationships can be found at http://www.phillylinux.org/keys. GPG (www.gnupg.org) does public key encryption, like PGP. You can encrypt stuff so that only the intended recipient (not even you) can decrypt it, and you can cryptographically sign something so than anyone can verify that you signed it, and it hasn't changed (to maintain file integrity). Many things, including the Linux kernel, have gpg/pgp signatures available with the downloadable files so that they can be verified."