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SubjectRe: Mangling attributions.
On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 12:22:38PM +0100, Chris Ross wrote:
> Russell King escreveu:
> > On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 10:41:58AM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> >>Russell, please don't mangle the attribution in this way. Please include
> >>a correct email address for the submitter of the mail, and in any
> >>Signed-Off-By: lines. The idea is that we're supposed to be able to work
> >>out who submitted stuff, and how to get in touch with them if we want
> >>to.
> >
> > Tough. Shit. I'm not changing this. Sorry.
> >
> > If you don't agree with my stance on the Data Protection Act, go and find
> > someone else to merge patches.
>
> Ouch! In what way do you feel a proper "signed off by" contravenes the
> Data Protection Act, the gist of which is that personal information may
> be used only with permission and for the purpose for which it was given.
> I would have thought that signing off the patch meets both those
> criteria. Why do you think it doesn't?

Please read what the act says and consider what a personal email address
is, and consider that placing personal data from someone on a website or
placing it in BK in the EU is publishing personal data outside the realms
of the EU.

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Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux - http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
maintainer of: 2.6 PCMCIA - http://pcmcia.arm.linux.org.uk/
2.6 Serial core
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