On Mon, 2005-04-18 at 18:12 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> Ok, then why display it as one?
Nobody ever displays it as one as far as I'm aware. That would be
something like "mailto:$COMMITTER"
> But I'll wait for Russell to wake up and start quoting the proper EU
> privacy laws that he feels causes him to be forced to obfuscate his
> email addresses in the changelog commits (as he did for the bk ones.)
He's talking about his own interpretation of the UK's Data Protection
Act, which requires you to be registered and fulfil certain other
requirements if you keep personal information about people in a
database. Email addresses have been ruled to be 'personal information'
in this context, but this _isn't_ an email address -- and there are
other get-out clauses for noncommercial situations such as this anyway,
Besides, he can still obscure the author information as he unfortunately
insists on doing; it's the _committer_ information which we're
discussing here -- and that's always going to be himself in this case.
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