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

Scott Arciszewski <scott@paragonie.com> Sun, 11 April 2021 00:51 UTC

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From: Scott Arciszewski <scott@paragonie.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 20:50:50 -0400
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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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To add to this, there are a lot of people who are harmed by real name
policies.

https://geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/Who_is_harmed_by_a_%22Real_Names%22_policy%3F

We should be very cautious with implementing a policy that causes harm to
vulnerable populations.

On Sat, Apr 10, 2021, 8:47 PM Filippo Valsorda <filippo@ml.filippo.io>
wrote:

> 2021-04-10 17:34 GMT+02:00 Rene Struik <rstruik.ext@gmail.com>om>:
>
> Hi "rsw":
>
> As a general courtesy, may I suggest that all communications use
> people's real names and not some obscure acronym.
>
> The CFRG is supposed to be a research forum, where people do not hide
> their identity. In fact, in my opinion, IETF should have no place for
> communications by "anonymous".
>
>
> I am not aware of any real name rules in IETF forums.
>
> The field of cryptography has benefited greatly from the contributions of
> pseudonymous and anonymous people, so I see no reason why the *Crypto
> Forum Research Group* should exclude them.
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