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Russell King <rmk+lkml@arm.linux.org.uk> writes:

> 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.

Well, let people agree to their email address being published if they
wish. I personally don't mind it at all.

Is this the reason a patch from me is attributed to mru@com[torvalds]
on bkbits?

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Måns Rullgård
mru@inprovide.com

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