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Re: [Debconf-discuss] Re: Please revoke your signatures from Martin Kraff's keys

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:

and not showing any passports or showing passports:


- which did not had the *same* spelling as the name in the key (letter by

will not get a signature from me.

While you're obviously free to set your own standards as to whose keys you sign and not, I have come to the conclusion that the "exact same spelling" requirement doesn't make that much sense. As an example, take Bdale whose real name isn't Bdale, but Barksdale Garbee III (iirc, it's been some time since I last saw his passport, apologies if for any misspellings, etc). He goes by the name of Bdale and more people know him by that name than by Barksdale, so signing his key based on this makes sense. The same goes for middle names people never use, etc.

The rule has to be applied with caution, I would be uncomfortable signing somebody's key where I didn't know about them beforehand and their name on the key and passport was a complete miss.

- tfheen

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