Fedora GPG Key Server

John Clizbe John at enigmail.net
Mon Sep 9 16:12:25 CEST 2013

Marcio B. Jr. wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 7:28 AM, Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> wrote:
>> On Thu,  5 Sep 2013 22:22, marcio.barbado at gmail.com said:
>>> https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2013-September/003180.html
>> Please do not post a mere link.  This assume that everyone is online and
>> able to read a web page.   At least an excerpt from the page would be
>> useful.

> This whole NSA blackmailing situation is causing strange reactions in you, sir.

Not at all. Nick's message was short enough, you could have easily copied the
entire message with a link to the original list posting. To wit:

> The Fedora Infrastructure team is pleased to announce that
> keys.fedoraproject.org is now up and running as a GPG keyserver.  We are
> also part of the sks-keyservers.net pool, which means that some people
> using pool.sks-keyservers.net will be directed to our server. We have a
> very nice web interface, which was designed by Maria 'tatica' Leandro
> Lombardo.  This will also in some ways work to promote Fedora, since some
> users using the pool will be directed to our server, which prominently
> features the Fedora logo and branding.
> This server may be accessed in the following ways: Web interface at
> http://keys.fedoraproject.org or https://keys.fedoraproject.org HKP
> (keyserver protocol) by doing "gpg --keyserver keys.fedoraproject.org
> --recv-keys 0x110810E9" (just an example)
> You could also put in ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf: 
>    keyserver hkp://keys.fedoraproject.org
> -- Nick Bebout
> Fedora Project
> https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2013-September/003180.html

When posting a news article, the entire point of the post should be to get
readers to click through to your page. Your original post of a single link
gave absolutely zero incentive for any readers of this list to click your
link. NONE. As a P-R effort it was very poorly executed.

There were probably two subsets of list readers who knew what your link
concerned: 1) Fedora users who already read the post, and 2) SKS keyserver
operators who have been aware of Nick's work bringing the keyserver back
online since early August.

John P. Clizbe                      Inet: John (a) Gingerbear DAWT net
SKS/Enigmail/PGP-EKP                  or: John ( @ ) Enigmail DAWT net
FSF Assoc #995 / FSFE Fellow #1797  hkp://keyserver.gingerbear.net  or
     mailto:pgp-public-keys at gingerbear.net?subject=HELP

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