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Subject: Re: Signing off.

Re: Signing off.

From: Andreas Stemmer <groovingandi_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2006-03-09

Neon John wrote:
> I have a number of reasons why I don't want my real name associated
> with software. The major one being that since I live in the Lawyer's
> Paradise, I don't want the risk of some prick not liking the way my
> code works and coming back years later and suing me. Yes, I know the
> risk is low but since I can almost completely eliminate that risk with
> a 'nym, that's the route I CHOOSE to take.

Just think about this once more... Imagine Rockbox was open for anonymous
contributions and some lawyer finds a piece of code which infringes the
copyright of some company. Who would have the problem then? Björn, Daniel and
Linus, because they are responsible for the project and they host the project on
their server. So you say that _you_ don't want to have your name in the sources,
it's better if they take the responsibility for your code?

I find it perfectly acceptable and understandable that they want to have the
name of the contributor in the sources.

Just my 2 cents,
Andreas Stemmer
Received on Thu Mar 9 21:40:10 2006


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