[MeeGo-dev] Corporate email use? (Was Re: MeeGo deliberately incompatible with other distros)
Foster, Dawn M
dawn.m.foster at intel.com
Fri Jul 9 12:20:47 PDT 2010
On Jul 9, 2010, at 11:58 AM, Carsten Munk wrote:
> 2010/7/9 Arjan van de Ven <arjan at linux.intel.com>:
>> On 7/9/2010 10:35 AM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> it would suite you if you would use your corporate email address in public
>> rather than an anonymous gmail one.
> I personally write using @maemo.org as that is part of the role I
> have. It is actually through a gmail.com interface. Does this make my
> mails less valid when I am using my real name? don't think so. I have
> to stand for my opinions no matter what - I can participate
> professionally and privately as it shouldn't matter here. My role and
> merit should be what matters.
> What should count is my merit, position and the validity of my
> opinions or ideas. If I'm wrong in my opinions, it would be obvious by
> feedback and replies counter-arguing my views.
It's not about validity and merit, but about transparency. When someone is contributing to MeeGo and you know the company affiliation, it's easier to understand their point of view and whether or not they might have a vested interest in the discussion as part of their job. A company email address is simply a quick and easy way to learn a little more about the people contributing to MeeGo.
It also provides an inherent "disclosure" of sorts about any potential conflict of interest.
You know when I talk about Intel that I work here, so anything I say about Intel might be a little biased, and you can evaluate my response taking that into account.
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