On 10/30/07, Simo Leone firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Ok, you don't seem to get it.
No I don't see the point.
If someone doesn't want their full name on their commit, that's tough. From here on out, no more patches without full names on them. If you disagree with this, my delete key is far from worn out...
Thinking objectively I do disagree with this. I don't mind publishing my own name but other contributors might. What is your reasoning behind this requirement?
As for the history, there isn't a single other project on projects.archlinux.org that does not use full names. We've gone through the effort of rebuilding history using full names for every other project we've put up. There is no reason the AUR should be an exception.
It's not worth breaking existing clones to 'paint the bikeshed' as they say with full names. It's just busy work. Attention is better spent actually developing the AUR code rather than worrying about not being able to see a contributor's full name. The AUTHORS file is a great way to link those usernames with full names and emails if those contributors wish to disclose that information.
Personally I'm against having my full name all over the internet, which is why I stick to just this nick and this email. If you absolutely insist on using full names then please use someone else's name on my patches (I have no objection to that, I'll willfully sign then over in the spirit of FOSS). If you still insist on using full names from now on, let me know, I won't waste time writing patches.