On Thu, Aug 08, 2019 at 04:17:07PM +0200, Björn Persson wrote:
François Kooman wrote:
> The wiki currently describes the procedure to verify source downloads
> using PGP (GnuPG) . I'd like to propose an added section/extension to
> also mention Minisign as a means to accomplish that. I wrote a blog post
>  on how I think it can be added to RPM spec files.
> Is this something that we can add to the official Packaging
> documentation? I'd be willing to work on this! Any ideas, feedback?
Do you know of any project that signs releases with Minisign? I've
never seen one.
See the "Software projects signed with Ed25519" section in this:
not very many, but OpenBSD is a big one, which is not surprising as
they created signify, which is what inspired minisign.
Personally, before I potentially use a new signing tool, I would
to know that some of the world's smartest cryptologists have analyzed
it and found the design sound.
NB, cryptographers have been telling people that PGP is *unsound* for
IIUC, the key thing that makes signify/minisign a sound design are that
they target a very narrow use case, offering just a single way to do
things, using current best practice algorithms. This immediately
eliminates a huge pile of historical baggage and complexity that you
get in PGP impls, which have been a reliable source of security problems.
It makes it easier for users to do the right thing when runnig the tools
as there's much lower risk of picking bad uninformed options.