[Haskell-cafe] Hackage accounts and real names
jason.dusek at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 18:52:17 EDT 2010
2010/04/05 Casey McCann <syntaxglitch at gmail.com>:
> Not to mention that pseudonymity is overwhelmingly the norm on the
I suppose this is the collision of two cultures. Lambda the
Ultimate also encourages (but does not require) real names. I
think this has to do with academic values, really -- and the
Haskell community has a lot of those. You don't submit papers
under names like `solidsnack'.
There certainly is a significant subculture of anonymity on
the internet but maybe it has spread beyond its useful limits?
There are places where it is helpful (Allberry's examples
above come to mind) but I don't think contributing code to
Hackage (or Cheeseshop or anything else) is like that.
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