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Subject: Re: Signing off.

Re: Signing off.

From: Neon John <>
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 13:33:13 -0500

Unfortunately you're not the first developer run off by this petty
power ploy. I certainly hate to see it but there is little I can do
as a user other than express my displeasure.

If I were still writing software I'd be in your camp. Even though I
use my real name in places like this I don't think I'd want it
plastered all over the net in software.

The obvious solution, the one I suggested to BlueChip is to make up a
name and use that. The "leaders" have no way of knowing if the name
you give is actually yours or not. I don't normally go for deception
but in this case since the goal is noble and there is no harm to be
done, do it.


On Wed, 8 Mar 2006 14:58:23 -0000, "gl" <> wrote:

>After Linus was about to commit one of my patches, it turns out the project
>leaders are not willing to accept contributions under a pseudonym. This may
>be normal in the GPL world, but for someone from the Windows / BSD license
>world, this seems utterly bizarre. An open-source project should be about
>contributions, and be as accomodating as possible to the people it asking to
>contribute their time and effort to. I have no problems following technical
>guidelines - but I'm not about to compromise my personal choices for a
>project that requires quality contributions to survive.
>So, as the decision is apparently final I'm signing off. I guess my various
>patches and WPS will either remain private, or will be released
>independently at some point. Although if they're not going to get to CVS, I
>don't really see the point.
>I think you guys should debate whether this really is the best way to go...
John De Armond
See my website for my current email address
Cleveland, Occupied TN
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Received on 2006-03-08

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