[UbuntuWomen] Fwd: The beta team and real names

Vid Ayer svaksha at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 15:10:34 UTC 2008


I am pleased to share that there has been a policy change in the LP
beta testing team. As is evident in the mail below, the real name
policy has been done away with so please do join the team.

I personally want to thank Caroline and Hobbsee (and a host of other
folks, too many to name) for their support.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Matthew Revell <matthew.revell at canonical.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 3:13 PM
Subject: The beta team and real names
To: launchpad-users <launchpad-users at lists.canonical.com>


 For a while now, we've required that Launchpad beta team members use
 their real names. As of today, you can join the beta team whether or
 not you use your real name as your Launchpad display name.

 Instead, we'd like to encourage you to use your real name but it's up to you.

 Although most people joining the beta team have been happy to use
 their real name, you'll probably have seen discussions on this list
 where people have given good reasons for not wanting to use their real
 names. The last thing we want to do is discourage you from helping us
 beta test new features!

 I'd like to explain, though, why we prefer people to use real names.
 We really value the feedback you give us when you beta test a new
 feature. One reason for preferring real names is that we feel a real
 name shows a greater readiness to take the beta team seriously.
 However, we know that this doesn't hold for everyone: for example,
 many people have a strong reputation built around a pseudonym.

 So, if you've held off joining the beta team because you didn't want
 to use your real name, please go ahead and join!

 Matthew Revell - Launchpad and Bazaar rock!
 Join us in #launchpad and #bzr on irc.freenode.net

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