[FOSDEM] keys and keysigning questions

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Feb 23 18:03:23 CET 2007

John Seifarth wrote:
> I have a few questions about the key signing event on Sunday.
> CACert Signing
> On the keysigning page,  here is a recommendation to print 20-40 copies 
> of the WoT form. As far as I can see at the CACert Wiki 
> (http://wiki.cacert.org/wiki/FAQ/AssuranceDetails#head-ca7832ef2e3dec5ccec2deff91d7b6c04bf425a6)  
> assurers with 100 points (the minimum to be able to assure others) can 
> issue 10 points. So with only 100-point assurers, 15 would suffice to 
> issue the maximum of 150 points to the assuree.
> 1) Why do we need to print 20-40 copies when 15 copies would suffice, or 
> even as few as 5 (assuming 150-point assurers granting 35 points each)? 
> What about the trees? What about the toner forests? What about the empty 
> inkjet cartridges crying in the night?

You're right, 5 should be plenty.

BTW, what CAcert assurers will be there? I would be happy to do some 
assuring but I have to give a talk at 12:30 so I can't be there for the 
entire hour.


Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation

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