From Strategic Planning
Facilitate authenticated/secure communications using Pretty Good Privacy without surrendering users' privacy.
- Set up a keyserver which will be used primarily for a pseudonymous Wikimedian web of trust.
- Users may wish to have authenticated or secure communications (primarily email).
- The standard method to do this is PGP. PGP requires the surrender of one's privacy.
- For our purposes, it is not necessary to know the real identity of the sender, only the association between that person, and whoever logs into the on-wiki account (and potentially secondary/tertiary services like a toolserver shell account, TUSC account, or mailman login).
- Can/Should/How would this integrate with the larger PGP web of trust?
- Can/Should users who are identified to the Foundation for roles involving access to private information have their keys signed by non-pseudonymous Foundation staff to provide a more credible link which might be accepted in the larger PGP web of trust?
- Tech costs for setting up and maintaining a keyserver.
- Educational campaign for Wikimedians and outsiders using PGP.
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