[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hackage accounts and real names

Colin Paul Adams colin at colina.demon.co.uk
Tue Apr 6 04:02:52 EDT 2010

>>>>> "Pekka" == Pekka Enberg <penberg at cs.helsinki.fi> writes:

    Pekka> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 7:32 AM, Ivan Miljenovic
    Pekka> <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:
    >> 5) No-one is convincing anyone else to their point of view, so we
    >> have a stale mate.

    Pekka> Can you really legally distribute your software under an open
    Pekka> source license if you don't use your real name?

Well, yes, you can.
The FSF has always suggested that you can assign the copyright of your
GPL'ed software to them, in some circumstances.

Note I'm very much pro the real-name policy in principle, but I don't
see how it can be enforced. 
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire
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