[FOSDEM] Keysigning party / trusting government-issued ID?

Wouter Verhelst wouter at fosdem.org
Sat Jan 7 20:41:40 CET 2017


On Fri, Jan 06, 2017 at 11:08:17AM +0100, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> Given that free software doesn't discriminate against any field of
> endeavor, there is no reason why an MI6/Mossad/CIA/KGB hitman can't
> have his key signed.

Nobody said anything to the contrary. Johan simply pointed out that such
agents will probably not *want* to do this. Part of their job is
"staying in the shadows". Stating your name for the record to a couple
hundred people is anything but that (even if that name is not
legitimate).

-- 
< ron> I mean, the main *practical* problem with C++, is there's like a dozen
       people in the world who think they really understand all of its rules,
       and pretty much all of them are just lying to themselves too.
 -- #debian-devel, OFTC, 2016-02-12


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