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Re: RFC: simple proposal for Internet-scoped IDs

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 09:36:02 -0600

> Eric S. Raymond wrote on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 19:54:17 -0500:
> > O(1) cost vs. O(n) cost, where n is the number of repos. Q.E.D.

[Daniel Shahaf]
> No, O(n) cost <=> O(m) cost, where M is Ω(the number of homedirs).

And also, the O(n) is piggybacked on top of another cost that is
_already_ O(n): setting up and maintaining user accounts on the hosting
server. Which brings up the point that for many such services, if not
most, various identity information is _already_ collected during the
setup process, and often are managed ("account preferences") by the
end-user after the fact as well.

In fact, I'm having trouble coming up with a scenario in which identity
/ contact information is interesting enough to want to publish via the
repository, yet not interesting enough to want to know before giving
someone commit access.
Received on 2012-12-05 17:21:43 CET

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