> > > > >I won't pretend to hold any influence in this project, but from my
> > > > >experience, an email address is more 'real' online than a name. As
> > > > >people have said, a name can be faked. An email address is
> > > > >functional, and so, is much more likely to be accurate.
> > > >
> > > > ...and should there be some catastrophic legal horror ...I'm sure
> > > > IP's will be reversed, ISP's contacted and 5am raids organised.
> > >
> > >Sure... and may I ask how you expect they will not do the same to
> > >email@example.com?
> > >
> > >--tim
> > If I were involvred in the code which was the subject to a
> > "catastrophic legal horror" or even, for that, if I were involved
> > with the code ...then I am sure they WOULD!
> > <confused>
> > BC
>Just pointing out that information already available in the mailing
>list logs can and does point to each and every developer. The patch
>came from an email address... that's enough (under all but the most
>extreme cases) to hold someone legally accountable. So why resist
>identification by email (which you have to use anyway to send in
>patches), and alternatively, why require anything more than email when
>it does the job better than anything short of picture IDs verified in
Sorry tim, I am still confused.
# I* am very much NOT a developer for this project, due to the
seperation of my online and real-life nomenclature.
(although technically, several of my "real-life" friends call me
"chip" or "bluey" or similar)
(in the name of pedancy, I am not a developer at all, I am a programmer)
# Patches are not submitted by email, but via sourceforge.
Although I* use the same nickname everywhere on the internet.
Bar one really obscure exception which was requested of me to protect
the anonimity of others.
# I* do not resist identification via my email address.
I'm not actually sure it would be possible - my* IP address is all
over the shop.
*in fairness, I'm not sure whether your comment is directed to me
personally or just a general comment
Received on Sat Mar 11 10:34:42 2006