Raghavendra Bhat wrote:
Since you ask for credentials in terms of
Please ignore such requests! Requests made to show credentials about
one's contributions should be ignored and no respect should be given to
the person/entity making such a request. The main reason is that many
guys/gals are making huge, significant amount of contributions
anonymously; under fictitious names/handles. I know such persons and
they do it just for the sake of free software, to increase the
knowledge-base of the existing pool.
We cannot admire people who contribute anonymously under fictitious
names or handles - mainly because it is a clear sign of weakness or
shyness to take responsibility for the code they write. In most major
free software projects, names of contributors are listed, along with
email ids, and a pointer to the code blocks written or maintained by
them. The reason for this is obvious - we can report bugs quickly and
have them fixed with minimum effort, and besides this practice
automatically gives due credit to those who have written the code.
BTW, I would remember and respect Rakesh Ambati until my last, for all
his meaningful words which cannot be ignored.