Proof for a creation date
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Mon Dec 5 13:11:01 CET 2016
On Thursday, 01. Dec 2016, 19:59:15 -0800, Schlacta, Christ wrote:
> On Dec 1, 2016 7:43 PM, "Bertram Scharpf" <lists at bertram-scharpf.de> wrote:
> > we all know that kidnappers do publish a picture of their
> > hostage holding up a todays newpaper. The purpose of this is
> > to proof that the victim was alive _after_ a certain point
> > of time. I want to do the opposite. I want to make evidence
> > that I created a document _before_ a certain point of time.
Thank you all for your detailed answers.
I might resume it to two possibilities to accomplish the task:
- Post a digest to a site where you cannot withdraw it
ever and where it can be retrieved by everybody. This
could be a Github issue, on Reddit or Twitter or maybe
even on the GnuPG mailing list.
The disadvantage is that you are dependent on the
provider of the site to continue the service and that
your information can be found there. This could most
notably become a problem because the post is, in the
end, an abuse of the forum.
- Let one or more people sign your document and provide
the signatures yourself.
The weak point is how to find these people and to make
them do what you want. The service
signatures in a format that is no longer supported.
Maybe a combination of both methods is a good way to handle
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