On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 3:54 AM, speps email@example.com wrote:
On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:46:03 +0200 Gaetan Bisson firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
[2012-04-26 21:26:19 +0200] speps:
So, from the beginning of my Internet experience, I never referenced to myself through my real name/life, but using a nickname, a digital identity.
Also, your IP address is in the headers.
Not a problem :)
Anyhow, there is no anonymity debate: different master key holders verify different aspects of who you claim to be, and that is all there is to it. For instance, they may verify your email address by asking you to reply to encrypted messages, or verify your website by asking you to upload your public key there. Verifying your identity is another element that builds up confidence and reputation, even when it is not directly related to your packaging activities. The point being that we get a notion of trust a little stronger than "I never saw bad packages coming that way."
Hi and thanks for sharing your opinions on the topic. If I didn't get it wrong, this means real name is not mandatory, but an additional point that may enforce trust for someone while it confirms relevant informations.
Speaking of email addresses, could you show us that you own email@example.com since it is what you used on the AUR?
Here I am
As you can see I sign mails with my GPG Key
Could you publish that key somewhere?
Sure, it is already published on the pgp.mit.edu key server http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=vindex&search=0xCF7037A4F27FB7DA
GPG-Key: 0xF27FB7DA Key fingerprint: 8840 BD07 FC24 CB7C E394 A07C CF70 37A4 F27F B7DA
- speps -
It's odd that with more than 600 packages on AUR I don't use a single one of them but that's not an issue of course :P and their quality is good.
I never had a problem revealing my real-life identity on the internet but I also don't think that it actually changes anything since, as everyone else already pointed out, I think GPG identities are already providing the necessary security requirements for Arch. Even if I met speps in the flesh, it's not like I would trust him any more than I do now just because he has a face.