On 08/11/2018 11:23 AM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> What happens in case of an emergency then? Aren't organizers of large
>> events of this type required by law to keep lists of real name?
> Why would they?

It's a matter of liability. If your event surpasses a certain size, you
will not be able to make sure that everyone who attends is of good will,
for example.

>> If, for example, an attendee of the conference has a serious accident
>> and other folk call emergency services, they will have a problem when
>> asked for the name and street address of an attendee.> Or, even worse,
>> if an attendee died, organizers will not be able to contact someone
>> from the circle of their family etc.
> For this kind of issues, there's government organizations like
> consulates and so on.

And? How is the consulate going to identify them?

>> Or imagine an attendee commits a felony, you need to be able to
>> identify them as well.
> Talk to the police.

Even the police cannot identify a foreigner without passport documents.

There have been numerous cases in the past where police found someone
unconscious without an ID and amnesia and they were unable to identify
them for months. Just happened here recently in Berlin.

>> There are probably countless occasions where
>> it's simply not enough to identify as "trumpet232" at the registration
>> desk.
> I don't agree. That's not Debian's job to do the one of the police and
> other governmental organizations.

So you're saying that taking care of each other is not important for
Debian? Got it.


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