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SubjectRe: kernel.org status: establishing a PGP web of trust
On Thu, 6 Oct 2011, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 06, 2011 at 01:57:24AM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > Whatfor? To regain your k.org account? Can you provide a single
> > reason why that should happen?
> >
> > I can't think of one. You vanished away with a big bang and now you
> > come back out of the blue and assume that you're a trusted person just
> > by slapping a few signs on your key?
>
> I would say I vanished silently after several big bangs with you and
> other people and some other incidents, but that's not really relevant.
>
> My main reason for regaining my kernel.org account is that I heavily
> used my bunk@kernel.org address for kernel development (just check the
> kernel history), and I was still getting emails to that.
>
> Assuming the @kernel.org addresses will not vanish, I need accepted
> credential for accessing that address.

You seem to believe that the fact that you had a @k.org address is
enough of a reason that it will be restored?

> > As your idea of trust seems to be based on an ID card you better find
> > some other place with people who are stupid enough to believe that
> > technical measures can replace deep personal trust.
>
> We are talking about the technical requirements for regaining an
> account I was trusted to have before.

As you might have noticed, the rules under which those accounts are
given out have been changed and the change is not only a question of
providing a signed gpg key.

Thanks,

tglx


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