Re: gnome.org Account Policies
- From: Darin Adler <darin bentspoon com>
- To: Gregory Leblanc <gleblanc linuxweasel com>
- Cc: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: gnome.org Account Policies
- Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 14:24:14 -0700
On Tuesday, August 21, 2001, at 02:14 PM, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
FYI, every user in the current CVS database has an email address
associated with it, as well as a Full Name (I think, haven't checked in
a while). I don't know if or how "normal" people can get access to
this, but everyone who reads the cvsmaster gnome org mailing list has
access to get this information.
OK, I just checked, full names aren't associated with all of the CVS
accounts, just most of them. I don't feel like hunting these people
down right now to find out who they are, so I'll leave it be.
If people included valid, working email addresses as part of their
commit message, I think that @gnome.org aliases for cvs users would be a
lot less useful. I'm not sure if we can count on that or not, as I've
seen several commits lately that were made with broken email aliases. I
guess I need to think about this one some more.
I like how sourceforge handles this, where every cvs account automatically
includes a mail alias of the same name. I can't see any good reason not to
do this for cvs.gnome.org. This could even be separate from gnome.org
email addresses if we want -- these could instead be cvs.gnome.org email
The point isn't that insiders can contact the person who committed, but
rather than anyone can get mail to the person who committed, while
maintaining anonymity for that person if they desire it. I think it's part
of being truly "open" about the source code -- it's important to be able
to get messages to other contributors easily.
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