Re: [Debconf-discuss] list of valid documents for KSPs
On 30 May 2006, Frank Küster verbalised:
> Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>>> What Martin Krafft showed you was,
>>>> How do I know that person actually was Martin Krafft?
>>> This is getting ridiculuous.
>> With this I tend to agree. Your credulity is unbelievable.
>>> If what I've read about the incident is correct, the same person
>>> also showed a German ID card with identical information about the
>> Holy batmobiles, man, how can you believe that? You weren't there.
>> How can you assert that there was a real ID by hearsay? Even if you
>> go by the blog posting that opened this discussion, most of the
>> people rpesent did not see this so called real ID. Even if the blog
>> posting was not exaggerated, all you need is a bunch of people in
>> cahoots to play a prank to assure you there was an ID -- and you
>> fell for it.
> Okay, so you don't believe the person present was actually Martin
> Krafft; or at least you have serious doubts.
I didn't say that either. Why do people keep asserting
stronger statements than I am making? Are finer distinctions a lost
I said: I have no way of knowing if that person was, or was
not, Marting; but faced with an issue of identity verification and
trust, the default position is to treat him as a bogey. Is this
really that hard to understand?
Based on this thread, I would think that Stave Langasek was
dead on: any transitive trust in Debian's keyring is
non-existenet. So, using the signed key as a mesure of trust in the
identity of a NM candidate by the DAMS is probably misplaced trust;
people are apparently pretty darned gullible in our community.
The DAM's should revert to stronger requirements for
meat space identity, at their own discretion.
"I'm growing older, but not up." Jimmy Buffett
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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