On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 1:14 AM, David Goodman wrote
I am proud of my work, not of my name being on my
work. that's narcissism.
In any case, I find it hard to see how, in this particular context, you
could be proud of your work but not at least prefer your name to be on it.
If you've achieved something of great value to yourself and to others, isn't
it better for you, and for everyone, if people know you achieved it?
I guess that some of us are nothing more than unrepentant altruists. We
believe that free works belong to everybody. If something is of great
value to you don't need for anyone to tell you that; you already know
it. How does knowing that you produced something make the idea any
better or worse than it would be without that knowledge. How is knowing
that you did it better for everyone? Pride, after all, is one of the
seven deadly sins.
I think there's an inherent
validity in the desire to be named in a work you produced in at least some
circumstances which arise in Wikimedia projects.
Then let's predefine those