Hybrid keysigning party, your opinion?

Nils Vogels nils at familievogels.nl
Sun Feb 19 21:16:59 CET 2017

Hey Peter, 

I've submitted a keysigning party at sha2017 earlier,  so we should have a slot to try something out.

I'll read up on this thread from the archives,  but I'm exploring possibilities to enhance the FOSDEM format with the use of QR for on-the-spot signing for those who want to and don't mind having signatures submitted by signers to keyservers. 

On 18 February 2017 16:15:04 CET, Peter Lebbing <peter at digitalbrains.com> wrote:
>Hello Lachlan,
>On 15/02/17 14:32, Lachlan Gunn wrote:
>> Given the discussion on the list before, now that CCC has come and
>> I'm curious as to how well this worked.
>It failed on a trivial point: by the Friday before the congress, I had
>received four signups. A list with five keys is a poor list indeed. I
>the model to the classic "bring keyslips" model.
>> Is it an innovation worth
>> perpetuating?
>I think it would work. I'd like to try again.
>In fact, given that we don't need to place trust in the paper copies, I
>think it
>would actually work if I kept sign-up open until just before the party,
>printed a stack of "scrubbed" lists myself to hand out. However, it was
>feeling that some people would not feel comfortable with this
>"no need to trust me, really! Have my stuff" type of lists, so I didn't
>do that.
>I intended to cater to the untrusting crowd by giving them enough time
>to print
>their own lists and do it the in the usual Sassaman Efficient way.
>Given that this would have, on the flip side, catered to the handful of
>who showed up without keyslips, perhaps it would still be a fair
>tradeoff for
>limiting the untrusting people in their possibilities.
>You could receive sign-ups by e-mail until the latest moment, and you
>print the untrusted lists so anybody who didn't bring any keyslips
>could still
>be on that list by signing up.
>Note that there is no value judgement in how I use "untrusting" here,
>it's just
>a way to sum up a group of people in a single adjective.
>Next opportunity for a keysigning party for me will be SHA 2017,
>starting the
>4th of August in Zeewolde, The Netherlands[1].
>O Come, All Ye Hackful! Adeste Fiddle-es[2]!
>[1] <https://sha2017.org/>
>[2] Fiddle-es: those who tinker.
>I use the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) in combination with Enigmail.
>You can send me encrypted mail if you want some privacy.
>My key is available at

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