Re: GPG Key Signing <Pine.LNX.firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Mon, Jul 02, 2001 at 11:06:49PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >>"Jimmy" == Jimmy Kaplowitz <email@example.com> writes:
> Jimmy> I noticed in your protocol that you say the name on the IDs
> Jimmy> must match the name on the key. When I had my key signed, I
> Jimmy> showed ID that had the name "James Kaplowitz", which is my
> Jimmy> legal name. On my key, I had the name I go by in everyday
> Jimmy> life, which is "Jimmy Kaplowitz". This wasn't a problem for
> Jimmy> the Debian developer who signed my key. Would you have a
> Jimmy> problem with common nicknames such as Jimmy, or would you need
> Jimmy> to see documentation that Jimmy and James were the same
> Jimmy> person? If you would need the documentation, what sort
> Jimmy> of thing would you want to see?
> Jimmy/James are acceptable social contractions/tranforms. I'd
This might be the case for people with an American cultural background.
People elsewhere in the world might have a doubt whether Jimmy is
equivalent to James. I guess I wouldn't sign the key in this situation.