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Re: proposed policy for user names on W3C wikis

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 05:18:02 -0500
Message-Id: <CCB9F165-DDF7-4B0C-B88B-0CD23B2B495F@gmail.com>
Cc: public-wiki-dev@w3.org
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>

Did we want to still experiment with openid? I just signed up for  
one. If so we need to add an extension:



On Nov 27, 2007, at 8:59 PM, Sandro Hawke wrote:

> Some time ago I wrote:
>    http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/User_Account_Management
> I haven't gotten much feedback, but there's been a little, and I've
> thought about it some more, and here's my conclusion:
>    1. Wiki users may choose their own username. It is suggested,  
> but not
>       required, that they use their real name (as below), in a form
>       which is likely to be unambiguous within the the larger W3C
>       community.  It is okay to use WikiNames.  Use of given names
>       (alone) or nicknames is generally discouraged, since they it  
> they
>       may well become ambiguous when a new person joins the group.
>    2. There should be a wiki page for each member of the group, using
>       their real name, redirecting (#REDIRECT) to their user page.  
> Thus
>       group members can be referred to like:
>         [[Sandro Hawke]]
>         [[Peter Patel-Schneider]]
>         [[Markus Krötzsch]]
>       as, for example, in the OWL minutes [1].   These redirect pages
>       can be set up by the users themselves, or by anyone else with
>       write access to the wiki.
>    3. Looking forward, we should try to get OpenID working on  
> MediaWiki,
>       and w3.org should allow users to enumerate OpenIDs for  
> themselves
>       (on [2]).  Then, users should be encouraged (and perhaps
>       eventually required) to authenticate themselves to the Wiki  
> using
>       OpenID.  That will allow identities to be linked across W3C
>       services, so the Wiki will know who is in a Working Group, etc.
> This "policy" will be adopted on a WG by WG basis.  I expect OWL will
> adopt it, and others are free to follow it or come up with something
> different.
> Thoughts?   Concerns?
>     -- Sandro
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Teleconference.2007.11.21/Minutes
> [2] http://www.w3.org/Systems/db/memUser
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