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[Bug 14029] normative reference to specification whose author/editor is undisclosed

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Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 01:43:09 +0000
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--- Comment #12 from Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> 2011-09-06 01:43:08 UTC ---
Oh, come on.  How is that any different from my participation under the name
"Boris Zbarsky", or the participation of "Ian 'Hixie' Hickson"?

Or yours for that matter?  I have no idea whether "Glenn Adams" is your real
name, nor any way to verify whether it is.  Nor do I care whether it is.

So the real question is why the "identity" (whatever the heck that is; the
concept is a pretty fuzzy one) of Ms2ger matters to you.   Would it really be
any different from your point of view if the editor were listed as John Smith,
or any other name that Ms2ger might happen to go by?

You may want to read some of the recent discussion about names on Google+ and
Facebook, as well as
http://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/
items 1 and 40 before answering the above question, just to avoid specious
arguments about people having an identity or names identifying people.

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