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Re: [] Real names in git commit messages

> On Mar 11, 2020, at 17:11, Jonah Graham <jonah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Other CLAs don't require public disclosure of email addresses and names (e.g. CNCF, Microsoft, Google)

Although they do not require public disclosure they do require signing. Signing unveils the real name and identity to the companies, doesn't it? They can then map that identify to a GitHub id. Otherwise, it would be the first time I hear of these companies accepting anonymous contributions. AFAIK no one is.

Personally, I haven't put much thought into this topic, though. My first reaction is: no way. Contributions and open source rely on a level of trust. How would you trust someone entirely anonymous? But then again, I can see a point of data privacy, which is a general problem of Git. Although, this could be mitigated by having the EF be a trusted source, which maps anonymous ids to real identities when needed. 


Gunnar Wagenknecht

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