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Re: Possible RFC 3683 PR-action

2008-03-26 09:39:53

--On Wednesday, 26 March, 2008 14:25 +0100 Stephane Bortzmeyer
<bortzmeyer(_at_)nic(_dot_)fr> wrote:

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 11:24:42AM +0100,
 Bert <bert(_at_)secret-wg(_dot_)org> wrote 
 a message of 55 lines which said:

or a puppet... A small fellow with a red nose, a yellow
complexion,   and a miserable hairdo was at some point even
appointed to the IAB !?!

It's easy to prove this fellow does not exist:

1) The PGP signature is invalid

2) He does not accept email:
It is also easy to prove that he does exist, if one is not picky
about issues of genus and species:

(i) Many people who are active in the IETF have met him and
could vouch for that fact.

(ii) There are several photograph galleries that contain
pictures of this individual in the presence of, and sometimes in
intimate contact with, various figures who are well-known around
the IETF.  Some of galleries are maintained by people who are
part of, and well-known to, the IETF community and who can
testify to the authenticity of the photographs.

(iii) The individual in question has been observed at multiple
IETF activities and events in recent years.

I would think that even a fraction of that much evidence that
someone was a distinct individual, coupled with even rudimentary
evidence that the individual involved was able to initiate and
send his or her own email, would be more than sufficient to
settle any discussion of this type.


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