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LinuxPR: Linux Users Hold a Public Key signing Party at LUGFest IV

Apr 14, 2001, 23:50 (0 Talkback[s])

"Sunday, April 22nd, 2001, 12:30 p.m, the Simi Valley Linux Users group will hold a GPG/PGP Key signing party during LUGFest IV. LUGFest IV will be held at Nortel Networks in Simi Valley, CA. The LUGFest and the key signing party are open to the public, all are welcome to attend."

"...GPG/PGP Key signing parties are a get-together of GPG/PGP users for the purpose of meeting other PGP users and signing each other's keys. GPG and PGP are a form of encryption technology, similar to technologies used in electronic commerce. GPG/PGP Key signing parties extend the "web of trust", which is a form of infrastructure that GPG/PGP depends on to work properly. GPG/PGP Key signing parties are events which build infrastructure for GPG/PGP communications and encourage the use of GPG and PGP. This technology can produce digital signatures, preserve individual privacy, and help to protect individuals on the Internet from crackers."

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