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Re: Web of Trust (a revolution)



Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
Let me see - The Gnupg package is included with Fedora. RPMs are
signed with a GPG key - each version has its own key. The extra
repositories have their own keys. When their was a possibility that
the keys had been compromised, new keys were issued. It is not like
Fedora isn't already using gpg...

About the only change I can see would be signing the files needed to
do a network install...

I was talking about the community more, than about the repos. Is GnuPG widely used in the community? How about the people from M$ world?

Again: promoting GnuPG would promote:
* GNU
* free software
* security and authenticity
* bazaar model
* mutual trust
all at the same time.

Maybe that would be better than to sit and wait for Microsoft/whatever to sell everybody his X.509.... Wide use of encryption/digital signatures will come sooner or later, I guess.

STF

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