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Subject: Re: Signing off.

Re: Signing off.

From: Tomas Salfischberger <>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 15:36:27 +0100

Maybe an easy way to come out of this endless discussion is the
following solution:

- Ask the rockbox founders to change the policy to "We only give cvs
write access to people with real names, and an e-mail address we can
- And: "Everybody is responsible for what he or she commits to CVS."
- Plus: "Only real names get into to CONTRIBUTORS file."

Then they can refuse to commit anything from someone anonymous. But
people like gl and John can ask someone else to take responsibility for
their code, and commit it. They would not get credited on their
nickname, but as far as I can tell from this discussion, that's not
their main concern?

I think there are enough people who are more liberal in these matters
with cvs write access, so these people can just read a patch, and decide
that they will take responsibility for it. I would for example have no
problem at all with checking a wps viewport patch, and committing that
on my own name.

Tomas Salfischberger

Kjell Ericson wrote:

> On Fri, 10 Mar 2006, Paul Louden wrote:
> Very wise word written!
>> So, my perspective is that they should be allowed the identify of their
>> choice as long as the chosen name is not in some way intentionally
>> (or even
>> hopefully accidentally) offensive to others, and that they're willing to
>> stand behind that identity.
> In this project I get offended by names like "eLiTEhAcker", and
> "gl.tter".
> I don't get offended by names I can't separate from real names, like
> for example "John Glitter".
> In other projects I may have different opinion.
> If 95% uses their real names (the poll right now) and some of the 5%
> uses a fake real name, then the pseudo-wanted names will have to
> understand the "culture" (even if it isn't written).
> Discussing with an anonymous person is also uncomfortable. I've
> experienced where anonymous person really goes crazy after a while and
> tries to destroy works for other. They feel they can do that because
> no one knows who they are. That experience make me support the
> real-name-policy.
> // Kjell Ericson
Received on 2006-03-10

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