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

On Fri, May 26, 2006 at 11:06:31AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On 26 May 2006, Thiemo Seufer outgrape:
> > Keysigning isn't for judging behaviour but for confirming identity.
> > * Michael Meskes:
> >
> >> This may be a silly question but doesn't my signature only state
> >> that I certify this key really belongs to the person it seems to
> >> belong to?
> >
> > Exactly.  It does not tell us anything about your views regarding
> > that person or the purpose of the key itself.
>         But if official looking purchased identity documents are in
>  play, no one can be sure of succesfully performing an ID check.

That's true. But the same holds for an ID card of a foreign country that
you might never have seen before. But being German and having seen
Martin's German ID card I tend to think I could successfully perform the
check back when we met for the first time.

Keep in mind though that I just asked about signature revocation. It
doesn't seem to make sense for me to revoke my signature. Your mileage
may vary if you're unsure about the ID he showed you. I can completely
understand that. Furthermore I wonder if he finds someone believing
his ID card in the near future.

Michael Meskes
Email: Michael at Fam-Meskes dot De
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