[UbuntuWomen] Use full real name policy

Caroline Ford caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 4 20:00:34 BST 2007


On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 14:25 -0400, Elizabeth Bevilacqua wrote:
> On 9/4/07, Belinda A. Lopez <dinda at mac.com> wrote:
> > I often go by Dinda but my real name is Belinda Lopez.  How does the
> > system know someone's 'real' name from a nickname anyway?  I would
> > suspect that the "real" name is whatever you registered with and
> > there's no way to check it against your legal name.
> 
> I'm wondering using an initial for your first name (C. Ford) would be
> acceptable to the people wanting a real name? I believe the reasoning
> behind the Real Names thing was so it looked more professional and
> transparent (not anonymous), you didn't have key contributors
> identifying themselves and "MrsPenguinHead" and "LinuxDude"
> 
> Caroline (or anyone), do you happen to have a link to the thread this
> was discussed on previously with the launchpad people pushing real
> names? I don't even remember what list it was on.

I think "real and full" precludes initials.
https://help.launchpad.net/JoiningLaunchpadBetaTesters

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/launchpad-users/2007-May/001442.html
is the start of the thread.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/launchpad-users/2007-May/001450.html
Matthew East started the real names part

Caroline




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