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From: Corey Shields <cshields@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Keysigning at LWE
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 15:57:17
Message-Id: 1059580628.13765.36.camel@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Keysigning at LWE by Patrick Kursawe
1 On Wed, 2003-07-30 at 10:40, Patrick Kursawe wrote:
2 > Perhaps I misunderstand you, but are you actually encouraging people
3 > to sign keys they did not personally verify?
5 Yes. However, there will be others at the booth that they can
6 personally verify as well when they come to veryify their own identity,
7 and if the people at the booth verify everyone else, then it's all the
8 same, which is why it's called a "web" of trust. If you come to verify
9 and trust the people in the booth, who verify everyone else, then it
10 should be the same. If you don't trust the people in the booth who are
11 verifying everone else, then should you be allowing them to sign your
12 key in the first place?
14 > What's the idea behind this, if weakening the web of trust isn't? :-)
16 Not really.
18 > Just wondering,
20 That's okay. I figured some people would have a beef with it, which is
21 why I stressed that it's a voluntary thing. If you're not comfortable
22 with this method, then you don't have to participate.
24 Cheers!
26 --
27 Corey Shields - Gentoo Linux Infrastructure Team


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