FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.

Joost van Baal
Day Sunday
Room Ferrer
Start time 10:20
End time 10:35
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
The Secure List Server: an OpenPGP and S/MIME aware Mailman

The talk will start with a very short overview of the history of Mailman and the mailman-pgp-smime project. Some remarks will be made on how to install and configure the software, so that one can try it. Currently supported features will be mentioned, as well as an overview of development plans. One will learn how to contribute to the project; an overview of the revision control system used will be given. Some remarks on the future of the patch will be made: will it be shipped with Mailman itself?

If you have used Mailman, both as a subscriber and as a list admin, and if you know what PGP and S/MIME are, you should definitely attend this talk.

he Secure List Server, mailman-pgp-smime, is an effort to add support for encryption and authentication to Mailman, the GNU mailing list software. This enhancement enables groups of people to safely cooperate and communicate using email. The patch includes support for both RFC 2633 (S/MIME) and RFC 2440 (OpenPGP) email messages.

Development of the patch is made possible by the NLnet foundation.

A post to a secure list will be distributed only if the PGP (or S/MIME) signature on the post is from one of the list members. For sending encrypted email, a list member encrypts to the public key of the list. The post will be decrypted and re-encrypted to the public keys of all list members.