gabor at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jun 2 20:51:57 UTC 2009
> 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...
I'm sorry if I wasn't clear enough, of course, I didn't mean to force
anybody to do anything, I would just explain that it is a virtue and
that we would prefer if contributors gave us their real names. And of
course, I wouldn't remove any of those who don't want to do so or just
don't reply, just the bouncing entries.
> This seems like a useful thing to do, and a small chunk of work for
> someone with a bit of spare time. If you feel like doing it then
> that's fine. Otherwise, just let me know and I'll do it.
I'm willing to do it but unfortunately I don't have time to do it until
the end of the next week (SoC + university exams). If you feel like
doing it and you have some spare time, I'd be grateful to you if you did
it. I just explained above how I imagined it, i.e. no forcing, just
telling the preference and the advantages of being listed with the real
name. I hope this doesn't seem offending to anyone.
EMAIL: gabor at FreeBSD.org .:|:. gabor at kovesdan.org
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