keys require a user-id
roam at ringlet.net
Fri May 15 21:34:19 CEST 2020
On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 10:33:12PM +0300, Peter Pentchev wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 07:07:40PM +0200, Stefan Claas wrote:
> > Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> > > > We now have the situation that either parents or teachers, etc. can
> > > > choose between a software which allows UID-less public key
> > > > generation, for their minors / students, themselves...
> > >
> > > They are free to use whatever identifier they like for a UID, even
> > > just the key ID. A UID-free certificate is in no way required for
> > > user privacy.
> > >
> > > You're being dishonest. I hate to say that, but I believe it's true.
> > > You insist on pretending that you're the only one concerned about
> > > privacy and that UID-free certificates are necessary for privacy of
> > > personally identifying information. The reality is the UID system in
> > > no way requires personally identifying information and everyone you're
> > > accusing of not caring about privacy cares a great deal about it.
> > >
> > > You're being dishonest. Please stop.
> > Mind you, I have only asked that GnuPG should support the import and
> > processing of UID-less public key blocks and did not requested that
> > this should be a default behaviour in the key generation process.
> And the answer has been given: because those blocks violate the OpenPGP
> standard and, as I understand Robert J. Hansen (and I apologize to him
> if I'm putting the wrong words into his mouth), his position is that
> there is no reason for this violation to exist at all, there is no
> reason for UID-less key blocks to exist at all, so GnuPG is quite right
> in following the OpenPGP standard and not accepting them.
...and he actually said pretty much that in
06a65d70-6d01-6de0-ec03-c841d64c829b at sixdemonbag.org :)
Peter Pentchev roam at ringlet.net roam at debian.org pp at storpool.com
PGP key: http://people.FreeBSD.org/~roam/roam.key.asc
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