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Re: MAINTAINER tidbit
- To: ports_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: MAINTAINER tidbit
- From: d neal wise <nwise_(_at_)_spy_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2000 14:30:23 +1100 (EST)
On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, William Yodlowsky wrote:
> That sounds like a good idea--although I'm not sure how unique names will be
> over time.
I don't think that's too much of a worry as it's been the basis of a lot
of discussion in messaging systems circles. The old directory services
fuzzy stuff vs. specified usernames. Just track it in some way.
Consider how unique your address is: wyodlows_(_at_)_nj_(_dot_)_devry_(_dot_)_edu
Even if there were two William Yodlowsky's the address next to it would
make it unique.
I have some random suggestions:
portname_(_at_)_ports_(_dot_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org points to the maintainter.
So you could even get unique if you like:
Or throw in flavour stuff as well.
the MAINTAINER line just refers to the above. Maybe have a web-based view
on www.openbsd.org of the real maintainer addresses (and give the person
the option to hide it - do double blind if you want to get a bit fancy).
This also could keep that line current over time in the case of ports that
you could do this with packages as well.
d neal wise - nwise_(_at_)_spy_(_dot_)_net
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