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Subject: Re: Signing off.

Re: Signing off.

From: Cam <camilo_at_mesias.co.uk>
Date: 2006-03-09

Jonathan

> there is an official policy.. thats whats being argued about.. and it
> doesnt need legal backing at all... like you rightly ssay, its someone
> elses ball. if they dont want other ppl to play its their choice

If there's a policy, let's see it, let the policy makers defend their
choices.

I was thinking that the policy that has been hinted at (but not set out
clearly) might have some legal basis, but more likely it's just a case
of "my ball".

There are precedents for tracing activity on the internet to individuals
in the event of illegal activity. Requiring a name from a contributor,
without further checks of identity, is really a worthless
identification. As a maintainer, requiring an individual's name but not
checking it could put you in a worse position than accepting
pseudonymous contributions.

-Cam

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camilo@mesias.co.uk                                                 <--
Received on Thu Mar 9 14:21:10 2006

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