[Mageia-dev] Contributors using real name/working email? or not? or maybe?
thomas at btspuhler.com
Sat Mar 5 17:12:23 CET 2011
On Saturday, March 05, 2011 05:47:32 am Maarten Vanraes wrote:
> Op vrijdag 04 maart 2011 09:05:02 schreef Buchan Milne:
> > On Thursday, 3 March 2011 22:43:25 Maarten Vanraes wrote:
> > > I think we need to have a name and email address. however, some
> > > options:
> > >
> > >
> > > A. possibly "cn" could be editable in identity
> > Please stop referring to possibilities that exist as if they don't ... it
> > is depressing that people keep assuming things don't work, when one has
> > put effort into making them work ...
> I'm sorry, i myself have done a few patches to catdap, i know it's there,
> except, i heard that cn was planned to be used as a concatenation of
> givenName and sn; which i could understand as a fill-in default, but not
> really forced.
> What i meant more, is to have a "display Name" thing during registration,
> more visible.
> > (IOW, if users should *not* be able to edit cn, then there is one
> > configuration entry to edit)
> (i notice that there is no mention of successfull edit, when doing so)
> > > ==> this will allow people to fill in what they want, be it full name,
> > > nickname, or full name AND nickname
> > >
> > > cn could then be used as the name field
> > That is the current situation, at least in bugzilla, and should be in
> > forum.
> > > B. an email address is required IMHO, and preferably a @mageia.org
> > > email address
> > >
> > > however, if people wouldn't want to have their email address listed, an
> > > extra option is this:
> > >
> > > C. how about we make <packagename>@packages.mageia.org, which could use
> > > the maintainers database to forward the email to maintainers (in case
> > > of more) (this could also be a packagegroup. eg:
> > > firefox at packages.mageia.org could refer to maintainers of firefox,
> > > xulrunner, etc...) (this option might just be too complex)
> > /me notes that this might be easier done in LDAP, as a postfix alias map.
> > Which begs the question ... should the maintainer "database" be in LDAP
> > instead?
> > (BTW., I was thinking along the lines of package groups, with
> > multi-valued attribute for package name and maintainer. e.g.:
> > dn: cn=firefoxteam,ou=Packages,dc=mageia,dc=org
> > objectClass: mageiaPackageGroup
> > cn: firefox-team
> > mail: firefox at packages.mageia.org
> > mageiaPackage: firefox
> > mageiaPackage: firefox-en_gb
> > mageiaPackage: firefox-ext-firebug
> > ....
> > mageiaMaintainer: foo at mageia.org
> > mageiaMaintainer: bar at mageia.org
> > owner: uid=xxx,ou=People,dc=mageia,dc=org
> > > D. if people really want to use their own personal email address,
> > > perhaps one can be opted-in to use that one. (but this should be
> > > decided in a policy and be strict on it either YES/NO)
> > Per-user options are difficult to administer, I would prefer the same
> > behaviour for everyone, and the choice to provide data at the user's
> > discretion. E.g., the current situation, where contributors are requested
> > to provide real givenName,sn, but are free to use whatever cn they
> > prefer, and all external tools use cn. sn and givenName are only used
> > for account/identity validation, legal requirements etc. and all uses of
> > > personally, i like:
> > > A, B, C, but vote NO for D.
> > >
> > > i would like to use "AL13N <alien at mageia.org>" being used. my real name
> > > is kind of not linked the the email address.
> > Well, I haven't seen any authoritative statement on whether all
> > contributors will have @mageia.org aliases, and some work needs to be
> > done for this if it will be provided.
> AFAIK, i think from reading founders meetings, this is planned to be rolled
> out on a step by step basis, iirc founders/council has it, and it was
> planned to be rolled out at least to the "recognised peers" of each team.
I changed my mind.
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