[Foundation-l] WMF resolution on access to non-public data passed

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue May 1 10:58:15 UTC 2007

The way I read the resolution is that the WMF will know who you are,
somewhere in a safe or something. This means that only when there is a
requirement to get into contact with you on a named basis you will be
addressed in this way. This should also be the extend to which someone needs
to be identified by his / her name.

On 5/1/07, sannse <sannse at gmail.com> wrote:
> I will now be resigning as OTRS admin and relinquishing oversight.
> That's mostly symbolic as I've not been active for some time, and
> several people (including Kat) know my full details anyway.  My first
> and middle names (Lisa Carter) are fully public as part of my work at
> Wikia, but I choose to keep my last name private.  I believe everyone
> in these positions should have that option.
> I fully understand why the board have felt that they have had to go
> this route, but I disagree with it strongly.  There are many reasons
> to keep full identities private, and the vast majority are benign.
> Keeping details private doesn't involve lying, and those that want to
> lie can do so anyway.  This just pushes good, but nervous, people out
> of these roles.  Roles where good people are desperately needed.
> I'm sad to see where the Foundation is going with this change,
> although I do appreciate the pressures that have precipitated it.
> Regards,
> -- sannse
> (and /that/ is the only name you need to find out who I am and whether
> I can be trusted.  Your choice either way.)
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