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Re: PROPOSAL: GPG Signing of Releases

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2004-04-06 23:08:52 CEST

On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 13:47, Ben Reser wrote:
> Seeing as not very many people have responded to the earlier thread and
> my embedded proposal, I'm posting a separate email clearly titled...
> I'm proposing that we have a project key which will be held by the
> CollabNet folks for the time being. However, the project keys signature
> would not be the only signature on a release.

I'm all for having multiple committers sign a release for the purpose of
providing multiple trust paths to the signer's key, but I'm against the
idea of a "shared key". I discussed this a bit with Ben Laurie, and he

    Shared keys are bad, for the obvious reason that you have to:

    a) Share it, implying some other shared form of trust in the first
    b) Revoke it when anyone leaves.

I see no benefit gained by having this key.


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