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

roma at ro-che.info roma at ro-che.info
Tue Apr 6 06:22:43 EDT 2010

On Tue, 06 Apr 2010 20:06:27 +1000, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
<ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've been over this thread and couldn't see anywhere where you'd made
>> an attempt to refute these arguments, so I guess you take them as
>> solid. On the other hand, every argument put forward by the
>> pro-restriction group has been picked at and argued against by those
>> against the restriction. That is not a stalemate.
> A stalemate occurs when people disagree rather than one side having more
> compelling arguments.  For example, I understand and respect your
> arguments; I just don't find them compelling enough (since I find it a
> pain trying to match up different nicks, etc.; though this is to do with
> the inconsistency you mention above).

So, what's next? Ban anyone hiding behind a nickname on the mailing list?
On IRC? On wiki?
This will bring you consistency. As a side effect, it will bring to the
community the fame of being one of the most inadequate open source

Let's conduct a thought experiment: suppose hackage has just launched and
policy is yet to be decided. Do you find your own arguments compelling
enough to
accept the policy of Real Name Requirement? Taking into account that this
is _inconsistent_ with other Haskell resources policy.

-- Roman Cheplyaka, who has nothing to hide but hates silly enforcements

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