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Re: Patch pinging


On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 4:51 PM, Basile Starynkevitch
<basile@starynkevitch.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-06-28 at 10:08 -0400, NightStrike wrote:
>>
>> You guys need to realize how online identities work in this century.
>
> Everyone realize that.
>
> But you (whoever you really are) should also realize that to submit
> patches and have them accepted, you need to have some legal papers done
> with the FSF (copyright transfer or disclaimer, see the "legal
> prerequisites" section of http://gcc.gnu.org/contribute.html at first).
> And I would be very surprised if the FSF accepted a legal paper without
> a real legal name.
>
> So the simplest way is just to submit code with your real name &
> identity.
>
> And are you so ashamed of your source code or of your name to want to
> keep in hidden while contributing to GCC?
>
> Notice that nobody asks you to contribute to GCC, you apparently seems
> to want to contribute (but I am not sure of that, maybe you don't care
> about GCC at all - this is perfectly your right.).
>
> You definitely could find that the legal prerequisites are inadequate
> (and I could even perhaps partly agree on that; my personal perception
> is that they are a little bit too strong, but I am not a lawyer, and not
> a US citizen), however, they are the rule of the GCC game (which nobody
> forces you to play).
>
> While I do understand the reasons people want to hide with a pseudonym
> on many forums (or social sites), I don't understand why someone want to
> hide his identity when contributing to GCC (and therefore, after having
> done the legal work of getting the legal papers signed...).

Basile,

What are you talking about?  Do you even know what his comment is
about?  This is not about him hiding his identity from the GCC
community or the FSF.

Why do you feel a need to add a comment to nearly every discussion thread?

- David


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