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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Open MPI services migration: part 1
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-01 17:28:17

On Jun 1, 2012, at 5:17 PM, George Bosilca wrote:

> I'm not sure I follow what was "get it right", but Tim's comment is still valid (look at the from field on the last set of 1.6 commits).

Right. Prior to this, commits were from <svn_id> -- which was a fictitious set of email addresses. There was no particular reason for it, so we changed it to be from

I.e., if the mail is going to be from a fictitious address, let's have 1 fictitious address -- not N.

> Moreover, these commits contains our real addresses in clear in the text. We all work hard to obfuscate them, I definitively prefer to keep them that way.

I'm not sure I understand this point. The mails are not archived on the web, and your email address is given out every time you send an email to the list.

Is this any different?

If so, we can take it out -- it's no problem. But it was intended as a mechanism so that you -- the email reviewer -- can see who the person is and see their email address, which sometimes helps identify someone's institution. I thought this would be useful because sometimes I don't always recognize the SVN ID that comes by.

If people hate this, we can always take it back out. I thought it would be harmless from a spam perspective, and (potentially) useful from an email reviewer perspective.

>> Author: jsquyres (Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]>)

Note, too, that when someone replies and takes this to the devel list, we obscure email addresses in the web archives. For example, see this thread:

Jeff Squyres
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