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Re: Bug#296369: ITP: spin -- Powerfull model checking and softwareverification tool

On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 01:39:16AM +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 22:26:04 +0000 Lewis Jardine wrote:
> > It is the convention in most mailing-lists, newsgroups, etc. connected
> > to Free software that you identify yourself by your name, not some 
> > pseudonym or 'handle'.
> I don't agree.
> I'm a subscriber of various Free software related mailing lists and some
> of them have a well established tradition: nicks[1], anonymous
> senders[2] and nyms[3] are welcome.
> I personally have nothing against people willing to hide their real
> identity (we care about dissidents when reviewing licenses: why
> shouldn't we care about them when ruling mailing list policies?).

People who are not operating under their real identity *cannot* be
trusted because there can be no penalty for breach of trust, it's that
simple. So while you can participate in this manner, you'll always be
an outsider. Anything that you say or do will not be taken at face
value, it will be scrutinised and double-checked.

The impact this has on free software development should be obvious.

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