can someone verify the gnupg Fingerprint for pubkey?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Thu Jun 7 18:14:11 CEST 2012

On 6/7/12 11:18 AM, david at wrote:
> To put matters simply, (1) Verner's key is not the same as gnupg's
> key (2) You can confirm the validity of Verner's key by meeting him
> (3) you can confirm that gnupg is running on your computer gpg/2
> --version..

As an FYI, you are consistently misspelling Werner's name.  It's Werner,
not Verner.

> As to the question: can someone verify the gnupg Fingerprint for
> pubkey? The answer is no. Why? It is not a person but a bit of
> software.

The certificate belongs to someone.  If Werner were to appear before me
with his passport and said "I control the certificates corresponding to
these email addresses" and gave me their fingerprints, I would consider
those certificates to be fully validated.

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