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Re: 33 unknowns left
- From: "Eric S. Raymond" <esr at thyrsus dot com>
- To: Ian Lance Taylor <iant at google dot com>
- Cc: Jeff Law <law at redhat dot com>, GCC Development <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:20:07 -0400
- Subject: Re: 33 unknowns left
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- Reply-to: esr at thyrsus dot com
Ian Lance Taylor <email@example.com>:
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 12:41 PM, Jeff Law <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 08/26/2015 01:31 PM, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> >>> mib = mib <mib>
> > Michael Bushnell. Aagain, not active in forever. email@example.com
> > probably doesn't work anymore.
> This person (not quite sure how to say this) changed his name to
> Thomas Bushnell. His public e-mail address seems to be firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, I know how and why that happened. I've actually had to deal with
the resulting confusion in other repositories. :-)
The way I cope is by respecting the person's apparent wish to have
those considered two separate identities demarcated by a complete
reorientation of his life, and leaving "Michael" in place for
attributions from before he took vows. This policy has the advantage
that I don't have to intrusively edit the record.
If Michael/Thomas ever becomes aware of the issue and wants me to edit to
Thomas, I assume he'll tell me. Under the circumstances I rather doubt
it's high on his list of concerns.
<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>