[Board] [EXTERNAL] Re: OSGeo signing certificates (discussion)

Michael Smith michael.smith.erdc at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 12:48:06 PDT 2015

I think this makes a lot of sense and its very much a part of our mission
statement to provide the foundational/infrastructure pieces for projects.

And I concur that this should be at the OSGeo level, not at the project


Michael Smith
OSGeo Foundation Treasurer
treasurer at osgeo.org

From:  Board <board-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> on behalf of Anita Graser
<anitagraser at gmx.at>
Date:  Thursday, October 15, 2015 at  1:46 PM
To:  Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
Cc:  "board at lists.osgeo.org" <board at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject:  [EXTERNAL] Re: [Board] OSGeo signing certificates (discussion)
Resent-From:  Michael Smith <michael.smith at usace.army.mil>

> On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 6:49 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks, could the boardwalk with the SAC to obtain a useful certificate? For
>> this discussion/motion I am seeking the direction "this is something we
>> should do" from the board.
>> I am in a small conflict of interest here as a "community lead" at boundless
>> we have also offered to sign bundles as a member of the QGIS community. The
>> board could also ask the qgis non-profit to obtain a certificate and sign,
>> but I would prefer if we stick with the OSGeo branding (which helps many more
>> projects then just QGIS).
> ‚ÄčOne example where an OSGeo certificate would make much more sense than
> separate ones is the QGIS Mac KyngChaos installer. (Pretty much quoting my
> colleague Richard D. here.) Since William prefers to package the dependencies
> separately, it would seem quite awkward to sign, e.g. GDAL with the QGIS.org
> certificate. A general OSGeo certificate would seem appropriate. I assume the
> same might be the case sooner or later for the OSGeo4W installer.
> Best wishes,
> Anita

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