Virtual Keysignings

Ryan Malayter
Thu Jun 5 22:05:02 2003

I'm at Microsoft's big TechEd conference in Dallas, and am angry at
myself for not organizing a key signing here. What an opportunity for
the web-of-trust: 10,000 technical professionals, a large portion of
which must use OpenPGP or at least know what it is. These techies could
then extend all that trust to all the keys on their managed networks.

Now granted, this is a Microsoft show, so the population of GnuPG users
would be much lower than at say a Linux conference, but the opportunity
is there.

Have key signings been done at other technical trade shows, and if so
how successful were they in extending the web-of-trust?