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From: desultory <desultory@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o, "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] pre-GLEP: Gentoo OpenPGP web of trust
Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2019 05:55:54
Message-Id: c94b722f-cc71-1862-889e-1c89a9ff8900@gentoo.org
On 02/01/19 08:25, Michał Górny wrote:
> On Thu, 2019-01-31 at 12:33 -0500, Rich Freeman wrote: >> On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 8:56 AM Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote: >>> >>> 1. It is entirely customary and therefore requires customized software >>> to use. In other words, it's of limited usefulness to people outside >>> Gentoo or does not work out of the box there. >> >> This part could be addressed easily by having Gentoo create a signing >> key, and automatically signing all dev keys based on LDAP using it. >> Then users can trust that one key and inherit trust for the rest. >> >> Users have to opt into the trust model by trusting somebody's key no >> matter what. No reason that couldn't be a centrally-managed one. >> >> I'll also agree with the comment that physically interacting with >> people is not all that easy. There are many areas of the world where >> FOSS developers are relatively uncommon, let alone Gentoo ones. >> Unless those alternate organizations have VERY broad coverage (such as >> an alternative of a notary recognized by any country or something like >> that) you're still going to have issues. >> >>> Verify the person's real name (at least for the user identifier >>> used for copyright purposes). This is usually done through >>> verifying an identification document with photograph. It is >>> a good idea to ask for the document type earlier, and read on >>> forgery protections used. >> >> "usually"? "identification document"? Does this mean that an >> appropriate method of verification is entirely up to individual >> discretion? If so that makes the process of getting every key signed >> fairly trivial as long as two people have (in?)appropriately-rigorous >> standards... >> > > I'm sorry, I keep forgetting that you can't rely on people in Gentoo > being mature and you need to specify everything as 'MUST' and 'MUST > NOT', or otherwise they are going to ignore the spirit of the policy > and violate in the worst way permitted by bending the wording. >
You started this thread with what distinctly appeared to be a plea to avoid ad hominem attacks, just to turn around make make them yourself. Do, kindly, stop it.