Re: [CFRG] please use real names (was: Re: Small subgroup question for draft-irtf-cfrg-hash-to-curve)

Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz> Mon, 12 April 2021 02:53 UTC

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From: Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz>
To: Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com>, IRTF CFRG <cfrg@irtf.org>
Thread-Topic: [CFRG] please use real names (was: Re: Small subgroup question for draft-irtf-cfrg-hash-to-curve)
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Subject: Re: [CFRG] please use real names (was: Re: Small subgroup question for draft-irtf-cfrg-hash-to-curve)
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Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com> writes:

>Why are we even having a discussion of pseudonymity when all that has
>happened is someone didn't fill out the name field in whatever email client
>they were using.

As someone pointed out long ago on the cypherpunks list, people get upset when
they see a post by Big Blue Hedgehog but are quite happy when it's from...
let's see, Bill.... uhhh, what's a good name... Door.  Yeah, Bill Door.

Peter.