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

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Thu Oct 15 23:23:15 PDT 2015


This makes a lot of sense indeed and quite what OSGeo is all about.

Thanks Anita for bringing this.

--
Jorge Sanz

Sent from my phone, excuse my brevity.
El 15/10/2015 21:48, "Michael Smith" <michael.smith.erdc at gmail.com>
escribió:

> 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
> level.
>
> Mike
>
> 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).
>>
>
> ​One 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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