[Haskell-cafe] Hackage accounts and real names

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Apr 4 19:49:28 EDT 2010

On Apr 4, 2010, at 19:35 , Ivan Miljenovic wrote:
> I would wonder _why_ anyone would refuse to do so.  Are they that
> ashamed of their own software that they wouldn't want to be associated
> with it, or is there some legal reason that they don't want to be
> associated with it?

Some people are paranoid about such things, for example because it  
would allow people to google-mine for things they'd rather a random HR  
person not reading by linking names together.  They use a consistent  
online name for non-official stuff but work hard to avoid this being  
linked to their real name.  (Several people I know who do this are  
fairly active in the bi, poly, and/or BSDM communities and are  
justifiably worried that HR would take a dim view of it being possibly  
associated with their company.)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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