A number of people choose not to share this information. Tavmjong Bah, bulia byak, MenTaLguY, ~suv, and others choose to not be openly public about who they are in real life.

I ask that people remain respectful about contributors'/anyone's wishes for privacy.

I'm not saying John is asking for privacy, I don't know how he feels honestly. I'm just saying we need to be respectful of the wishes of others (in some cases, even asking them is crossing a line). John Smith could just be a pseudonym to make him or her harder to identify. (Note: I have no leanings or opinions about John's identity)


On Aug 29, 2012 11:16 PM, "Diederik van Lierop" <mail@diedenrezi.nl> wrote:
On 08/30/2012 06:15 AM, Josh Andler wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Martin Owens <doctormo@gmail.com> wrote:
> > He's never posted to the list AFAICS and it's a really hard name to
> > search for. who is John Smith the Inkbug slayer?
> https://launchpad.net/~john-smithi
> Take a look at the Wishlist section and also take a look at the number
> of low number (old) reports he's been closing.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bugs?field.searchtext=&orderby=-importance&search=Search&field.status%3Alist=INPROGRESS&field.status%3Alist=FIXCOMMITTED&assignee_option=any&field.assignee=john-smithi

Yes, we know what he did (which is amazing!), but we still don't know
who he is!

Martin, I've been wondering the exact same thing. LinkedIn hasn' t been
very helpful. Where do we send the flowers to?



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