A copy of this announcement is available at http://www.finnie.org/rfinnie-openpgp-2012-transition.txt, in case the text is mangled here and the signature cannot be verified.

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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:30:08 -0700

For a number of reasons, I've recently set up a new OpenPGP key, and 
will be transitioning away from my old one.  My old key was created 
over 10 years ago, as a 1024 bit DSA key with a SHA-1 signatures, both 
of which are considered inadequate today.  My new key is a 4096 bit RSA 
key with SHA-256 signatures.

The old key will continue to be valid for at least 90 days.  It will be 
revoked on or around 2012-07-15, or after the release of Finnix 105, 
whichever is later.  (My old key was used to manage signatures for the 
Finnix project.  This will be split out into a Finnix-specific signing 
key, and will be announced in a separate message.)

However, I would prefer all future correspondence to come to the new 
one, as of today.  I would also like this new key to be re-integrated 
into the web of trust.  This message is signed by both keys to certify 
the transition.

The old key was:

pub   1024D/203ECA25 2001-05-09
      Key fingerprint = B023 7C63 DF28 70AA C3AB  C54A 2996 10A9 203E CA25

And the new key is:

pub   4096R/86AE8D98 2012-04-11
      Key fingerprint = 42E2 C8DE 8C17 3AB1 02F5  2C6E 7E60 A3A6 86AE 8D98

To fetch the full key (including a photo UID, which is commonly
stripped by public keyservers), you can get it with:

  wget -q -O- http://www.finnie.org/rfinnie.gpg | gpg --import -

Or, to fetch my new key from a public key server, you can simply do:

  gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-key 86AE8D98

If you already know my old key, you can now verify that the new key is
signed by the old one:

  gpg --check-sigs 86AE8D98

The new and old keys' primary UIDs are both "Ryan Finnie 
".  This was by design, to ensure you must verify the 
key signatures rather than seeing something like "Ryan Finnie (2012) 
".

If you don't already know my old key, or you just want to be double
extra paranoid, you can check the fingerprint against the one above:

  gpg --fingerprint 86AE8D98

If you are satisfied that you've got the right key, and the UIDs match
what you expect, I'd appreciate it if you would sign my key:

  gpg --sign-key 86AE8D98

Lastly, if you could upload these signatures, I would appreciate it.
You can either send me an e-mail with the new signatures (if you have
a functional MTA on your system):

  gpg --armor --export 86AE8D98 | mail -s 'OpenPGP Signatures' ryan@finnie.org

Or you can just upload the signatures to a public keyserver directly:

  gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --send-key 86AE8D98

Please let me know if there is any trouble, and sorry for the
inconvenience.

Thank you,
Ryan Finnie

[Much of this text was adapted from dkg ,
thank you!]
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