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Re: more developer identity stuff

For what it's worth, in the US there are plenty of people out there who 
are trained and empowered to check people's identity and take sworn 
statements.  They are called "notary publics", and they are very 
common, and usually relatively inexpensive.

Personally, I would consider a sworn affidavit attesting that a 
particular key fingerprint belonged to the potential developer as 
better proof than a scanned drivers license or similar "proof".  For a 
web of trust, neither is as good as talking to the person in person, 
but if that isn't possible, why not a sworn affidavit?


     Buddha Buck                      bmbuck@acsu.buffalo.edu
"Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our
liberty depends upon the chaos and cacaphony of the unfettered speech
the First Amendment protects."  -- A.L.A. v. U.S. Dept. of Justice

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