On Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:29:23 -0500, Jesse Noller firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Monday, March 4, 2013 at 10:24 AM, R. David Murray wrote:
I applaud the foundation for getting an electronic signature method in place.
However, I have to say that to my mind echosign is nothing more than "authentication theater", and I wonder if it is going to make us look more than a bit clueless to the tech community. I'm surprised that a lawyer would consider a "signature" generated from typed text to be useful for anything. If you are are going to accept the typed signature, just accept the typed signature.
I was asked to sign a legal document I cared about that way once and I refused.
At least there's a way to upload a real signature.
You mean like OpenStack who also uses this? And Opscode, Eucalyptus, and others?
Sure, it's fine to be using it, if the legal community for some reason wants it. And very I'm grateful that the system was put in place.
But I won't change my opinion that it is authentication theater, and the existence of that theater component makes me sad. And apparently I can be sad not just for us, but for those other organizations that indeed I was not aware were using it.