by Bradley M. Kuhn - Executive Director, Free Software Foundation - Friday, 15 August 2003.
The Alpha FTP site at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/
has been a lower priority for us, but we are following a similar procedure there. Since alpha.gnu.org is primarily a site for quick release of constantly changing software, we won't go to great pains to restore every file, but we will restore those files where the integrity of the file is easy to confirm. Moving Forward
All releases after the 2003-08-01 date will have checksums GPG-signed by the GNU maintainer who prepared the release. This assures automatic certification of the integrity of all GNU source from that date onward. Local shell access to the FTP server for GNU maintainers has been withdrawn pending completion of our certification activities. Further arrangements for GNU maintainer access to the FTP archives will be announced upon completion of the certification activity.