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Having your key signed [Was: Re: Packaging Galois?]

Going a bit OT from the packaging of Galois

On 2018-07-04 at 21:01:35 +0200, Markus Koschany wrote:
> > - The package isn't signed; I haven't yet generated a GPG key and had
> > it signed by Debian Developers. Is that something that I should do
> > before posting the package, or can I do it later (of course before the
> > actual upload to Debian)?
> You need a GPG key for uploading to mentors but it doesn't have to be
> signed. Your sponsor (Debian developer) will sign the package later and
> upload it to the archive.

While you don't need to have your key signed to start contributing, it
will be needed in case you'll want to apply for DM (and or DD).

Depending on where you are in the world getting signatures on your key
can be pretty easy (most of Europe) or it can take some time and effort
to find and meet people, so I'd recommend starting to think about it

You can find DDs who are willing to sign keys on
https://wiki.debian.org/Keysigning/Offers ; if there is nobody in your
area, I'd strongly recommend to add yourself to
https://wiki.debian.org/Keysigning/Need : now that many DDs are going on
holidays some of them may check that page if they visit places where
nobody is usually available.

Elena ``of Valhalla''

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