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Re: Possible RFC 3683 PR-action

2008-03-24 02:49:09
On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 08:45:19AM -0700,
 Christian Huitema <huitema(_at_)windows(_dot_)microsoft(_dot_)com> wrote 
 a message of 12 lines which said:

Does the IETF have a policy regarding misrepresented identities?

I don't know but, in this case, the problem is not that he used a
pseudonym (after all, noone here knows if my name is really Stéphane
Bortzmeyer), the problem is that he used *two* identities, the second
one being setup only to workaround a PR-action.

If a WG chair asks for five reviewers for an I-D, what will you think
if they are all the same person under different identities? 

There is no written rule today, because, before He Who Must Not Be
Named, noone was twisted enough to act that way.

In the particular incident, it is assumed that the person using the
name of a famous French aviation pioneer is in fact someone else. On
the one hand, using pseudonyms is a form of free speech. 

Nothing to do with the use of pseudonyms. That's a red herring.

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