[kwlug-disc] Interested in a presentation about Privacy?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Tue Apr 27 23:15:59 EDT 2010


So ... following this thread ...

What is identity (perhaps only for key signing purposes)?

Clearly it's not a name. Perhaps the hat one's wearing in a particular 
context.

For that matter, what is anonymity.

Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 04/27/2010 10:19 PM:
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 2:58 PM, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
>>>> And re: aliases,
>>>>
>>>> Really?  You really want to be in the web of
>>> trust as "Dragon Slayer13-1985" ?
>>>
>>> Depends.  Being in the the web of trust as Dragon
>>> Slayer13-1985 doesn't mean I can't be in it as Chris Frey as well.
>> Some people know me as "Rarsa". When I meet them in person, I say "hi I am
>> Raul and I may have met you at...", When I see their "who???" face I say,
>> "rarsa" and they can then recognize me.
>>
> 
> In Drupaldom, I see something similar.
> 
> The user name on drupal.org has become a synonym for the person.
> 
> For example webchick (Angela Byron, core committer for Drupal7), chx (Karoly
> Negyesi, core contributor), catch (Nathaniel Catchpole, core contributor),
> ...etc.
> 
> We often have that printed on the conference badges, or people write it if
> it is not there. I have also seen it on business cards as well.
> 
> I am kbahey by the way ...



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