Problem with faked-system-time option
expires2011 at ymail.com
Wed Jun 15 22:12:02 CEST 2011
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On Tuesday 14 June 2011 at 11:28:11 PM, in
<mid:7eea2c792297b31b4e6448b8b88a9eb3 at localhost>, Robert J. Hansen
> On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 22:19:24 +0200, Jerome Baum
> <jerome at jeromebaum.com> wrote:
>> Not really, without any context. Nobody has to prove anything without
>> that context.
> This is also handwaving the bit about how we have
> extremely effective social tools for determining how to
> handle contested signatures: namely, court proceedings.
> This isn't a technological problem so much as a social
> one, and modern democracies have developed robust
> social tools to address it.
Court proceedings tend to require evidence. The use of a timestamping
service could provide this.
> A good rule of thumb is to let technology do what it's
> good at, and society do what it's good at, and not
> expect either to do the other one's work. :)
Given that technology is required to produce an OpenPGP signature, it
seems reasonable (to me) to suggest using technology to provide a
verifiable time period for when that signature was made. Technology
can be a tool to assist society in its work.
MFPA mailto:expires2011 at ymail.com
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