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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] pre-GLEP: Gentoo OpenPGP web of trust
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 13:25:20
Message-Id: 1549027511.722.0.camel@gentoo.org
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. -- Best regards, Michał Górny

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