[FOSDEM] Modified CACert cap pdf: still valid?

Christophe Vandeplas cvandeplas at fosdem.org
Sun Jan 25 13:13:42 CET 2009

On 1/24/09 11:32 AM, Iacopo Benesperi wrote:
> Hi,
> preparing things for the key signing party, I've downloaded the CACert
> cap form. Seeing that I should have added a lot of dates and othe info
> by hand, I opened pdfedit and modified the pdf to write down these info.
> I even signed the form pasting an image of a scan of my hand-written
> signature.
> After these modifications (see attachment) is the form still valid, or
> all of these informations must be hand-written? If it is not valid, can
> I remove just my signature, or I have to remove all the dates and the ID
> documents info, too?

The document must be signed in front of the assurer. So adding a scanned 
version of your signature is completely forbidden. I can't imagine a 
legal document that's valid with a scanned signature. Everyone can make 
that, especially now you emailed it to everyone...

The previous form had the possibility to be filled in digitally, so I 
don't think there are any objections for that.
Check out the cacert.org website for all details. You should really read 
that !

Christophe  Vandeplas
cvandeplas at fosdem.org

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