cvs commit: doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/contributors contrib.additional.sgml

Marc Fonvieille blackend at
Tue Jun 2 20:31:02 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 08:22:42PM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 14:06:09 +0200, Gabor Kovesdan <gabor at> wrote:
> >>   - Add CeDeROM <tomek.cedro at> for devel/openocd
> >
> > Personally, I don't like these nicknames in the contributors list. I
> > think having contributed to FreeBSD is a virtue one can be proud of so
> > there's no need to hide the real names. Imho, we should ask for real
> > names in these cases and shouldn't add entries with nicknames if the
> > submitter doesn't respond. What do you think?
> Yes, this makes sense.  I think one should be proud for every one of
> their contributions to FreeBSD, so listing real names sounds like a
> Good Thing.

Well, we cannot force people to give their "real" name if they don't
want to.  Everyone is free to choose and everyone can have his own
reasons.  Refusing to give credits or to add someone to the contributors
list cause he prefers to not give his real name will not give a positive
image of the project.
On the other hand, what are we calling a "real name"?  Something that
looks like a "person name"?  It can be a fake...

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