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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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