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Re: GPG Key Signing <Pine.LNX.4.30.0106291016180.5417-100000@tennyson.netexpress.net>

On Mon, Jul 02, 2001 at 11:06:49PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >>"Jimmy" == Jimmy Kaplowitz <jimmy@debian.org> 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.


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