Tuesday, November 1, 2016
135 Bluxome, San Francisco, CA (map)
Neal Walfield is giving a technical talk on GnuPG. His bio, and the
abstract for the talk, can be found below.
GnuPG is a powerful tool. In this practical presentation, I
will start with an overview of OpenPGP, the messaging protocol that GnuPG
implements. Then, I will explain GnuPG's architecture, some good practices,
and some neat tricks. This talk is specifically targeted at people who
already have a basic understanding of how GnuPG works, and are interested
in understanding what's under the hood.
Neal has been hacking on and contributing to free software for over 20
years. Among other projects, he has contributed to GNU Hurd and GPE (the
GNU Palm Environment). After g10code's highly successful fund raising
campaign at the end of 2014 for GnuPG, he was hired by Werner Koch to work
on GnuPG. During the past two years at g10code, Neal has implemented the
new trust on first use (TOFU) trust model, and fixed GNOME Keyring to
better interact with GnuPG, among other things.