Friends Of OpenPGP (foopgp) aims to bring together people who use or develop solutions based on the OpenPGP standards. The objectives are to promote and facilitate the adoption of such technologies and to support their growth. To reach them, the association helps organize events, workshops and training. It may also host and promote the collaborative development of software projects related to OpenPGP.
Many of us were in associations that contributed to the success of the Linux kernel and free or open source software. These associations are often called LUG (Linux User Group).
From our smartphones to the routers and servers that run the Internet, including our cars and connected objects, Linux is today the core of most of the operating systems that surround our lives.
Linux now rules the world. The challenge that awaits us today is to make the world more fair and warmhearted.
For this we must be able to protect our privacy and avoid pyramid hierarchies as much as possible. This is exactly the vision and the goal of the men who invented OpenPGP .
PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy, and today its most widely used implementation is GPG, which stands for Gnu Privacy Guard.
We then almost baptized ourselves PUG, which would have meant Privacy User Group(s). At the end that acronym was gone, but the watchdog of our privacy remained.