Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Signing off.
Re: Signing off.
From: Matt Sicker <boards_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 23:57:18 -0600
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> 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...
Can't you just release your patches into public domain in order to work
around the need to provide your name for all the copyright bullshit?
Technically, it should work, and you can remain as anonymous as you wish.
Matt 'Junx' Sicker
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Received on 2006-03-09