number of participants (was: Re: [FOSDEM] Keysigning: please submit your keys)

Joost van Baal joostvb-fosdem at
Wed Jan 13 21:46:48 CET 2010

Op Wed 13 Jan 2010 om 08:47:29 +0100 schreef Philip Paeps:
> On 2010-01-05 20:00:05 (+0100), Philip Paeps <philip at> wrote:
> > If you intend to participate in the keysigning event, please submit the keys
> > you'd like to have signed to the evil perl hack^W^W^Wkeyserver listening on
> >  If you're using GnuPG, that can be easily accomplished
> > with:
> > 
> >   % gpg --keyserver --send-key <your-keyid>
> FYI: in the first week, 75 keys have been submitted.  I have a feeling we'll
> be a fairly large crowd again!

Some historic data:

 2006  79
 2007 108
 2008 202
 2009 211

I bet we'll have less than 250 participants this year.



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