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Re: [atlarge-discuss] FYI: Anonymity, identity and authority

Stephen Waters wrote:

On Thu, 2003-05-01 at 10:04, Sotiris Sotiropoulos wrote:

Stephen Waters wrote:


I guess I was focusing in on "have their identity notarized", i.e.,
people who needed to keep their identity secret because of their country
of origin... not so much on the dollar value.

Name one country whose citizens need to maintain a secret identity to participate on this list. In the last 5 years, I have not heard of a single such case... only apologists from the developed world who keep bringing this scenario up without a concrete example or staement of fact.

the example i had in mind was China. i count two Chinese members:
* i2, funs. From Shenzhen, China
* Ren, Carina. From Beijing, China

who knows if they are legitimate? who knows if others would want to join
if we made a "quiet" option for joining?

i don't, you don't, and no one will know unless we open up. I don't know
Chinese -- maybe we just need a Chinese translation and the hordes would

all I'm saying is we shouldn't raise the barrier to entry without
considering all the ramifications.

With all due respect Stephen, but why don't you worry about your own backyard before you go worrying about someone else's? Do you live in China? How do you know what it's like to live in China? Can't the Chinese speak for themselves? In the final analysis, who are you to speak for them?

--Sotiris Sotiropoulos