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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] SFD09 – The final call for v olunteers

From: Robert Burrell Donkin
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] SFD09 – The final call for v olunteers
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:15:08 +0100

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Leslie I'Anson <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 17 Sep 2009, at 12:26, Robert Burrell Donkin
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> [snip]
>> i'm definitely going to be around this saturday (moving into halls and
>> preparing for the induction week)
>> i'm a coder[1] (over towards the OS end of the FOSS spectrum) and an
>> Apache Member[1] with an interest (if you can call it that) in legal
>> (and licensing) issues, community building and FOSS organisational
>> structures.
>> looks like the stuff you're planning is all aimed at end user
>> evangelism. which is cool. outside practical crypto, this isn't my
>> strength. but if it turns out you find yourselves short of someone to
>> pick up some of the more esoteric technical stuff (coding, legal,
>> licensing or organisational), then i'd probably be able to do a lot of
>> that off the cuff. i'll try to drop in early and leave a mobile phone
>> number.
>> given the progress made on breaking SHA-1[3], i'm very keen to swap my
>> new openpgp code signing key with others in the FOSS web of trust. if
>> there are people interested, i'd be happy to do key signing party (if
>> there isn't one already) or talk people through how to set up GnuPG[4]
>> to generate strong keys and strong links in the WOT[4][5].
> Excellent, thanks for getting in touch. I know a few people in the group
> with similar interests so you won't feel left out if you do decide to attend
> on Saturday.


> Furthermore, we're looking to hold some workshops at the MDDA (Portland
> Street) in coming months, so how would you feel about hosting a workshop on
> GnuPG and key signing?These have been hot topics in the group of late.

sounds good

- robert

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