1993-11-29 - Re: Web of Trust: A Proposal

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From: plaz@netcom.com (Geoff Dale)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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From: plaz@netcom.com (Geoff Dale)
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 93 12:27:14 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Web of Trust: A Proposal
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Well this may be quixotic, but I sent this message off to Detweiler today:

(As a note to folx I am vouching for, I promise not release any information
above and beyond simple verification of existance.)

>To:"L. Detweiler" <ld231782@longs.lance.colostate.edu>
>From:plaz@netcom.com (Geoff Dale)
>Subject:Re: Web of Trust: A Proposal
>Well, the accusations of pseudo-spoofing have upset me.
>I'm not personally overly concerned about fictitious identities, but the 
>accusations of non-existance that have hit people that I know personally have 
>been worrisome. Using fake identities for fraudelent purposes is, btw, against 
>my personal code of ethics.
>Since you don't know me from Adam, I offer a credential: A friend of mine says 
>he went to college with you, Steve Klingsporn <moofie@netcom.com>. He can
>for me as a true name. He also knows Nick Szabo.
>I can personally vouch for E.Hughes, Tim May, Nick Szabo, Arthur Abraham, and 
>have briefly met Jamie Dinkelacker. These are all TRUE NAMES. I met ALL of 
>these people outside of the CA cypunks meetings (I have attended a few of
>as well), in places it would be ridiculous to assume they were perpetrating
>any >kind of fraud.
>I don't expect this to change your view on these people's politics or opinions 
>but maybe we can put the pseudo-spoofing thing to rest.
>I hope this helps.
>If there other CA cypherpunks you are unsure of their existance: Make a list, 
>and I'll happily vouch for those I've met.

Geoff Dale    -- insert standard disclaimers here --    plaz@netcom.com
        "Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease."
                        - Peter McWilliams