key question

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Feb 26 17:33:03 CET 2010

On Feb 26, 2010, at 11:24 AM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:

> On 2/26/10 9:49 AM, MFPA wrote:
>> I thought signing somebody's key was just stating to the world that
>> you believe the claimed identity of the person who controls that key
>> at the time you are signing it - not an indication that you are in any
>> way "associated."
> I'm scratching my head here trying to figure out how you can reasonably
> affirm the claimed identity of the person who controls the key if you
> are in no way associated with them.

There is associated and then there is associated.  I suspect MFPA is using the term in the "met casually, perhaps at a keysigning event" sense, and not in the "friends with", or "partners in crime with" sense.

Both are associated.  The latter two are (forgive me) more associated.


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