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From: Stephen Michael Kellat <skellat@xxxxxxx>
Date: 2014-09-04 20:18 GMT-05:00
Subject: Re: [loco-contacts] Impersonation using Ubuntu Community resources
To: loco-contacts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I'm not actually sure there is a policy about this, though.  The person who
did this certainly hasn't been keeping up as Mr. Ballmer owns an
professional basketball team in Los Angeles now called the LA Clippers and
left Microsoft a while ago.  Apparently there is a key attached to the
account which means they used Code of Conduct signing assistant after I
pulled the key to look at it.  The key even said it was generated by Code
of Conduct signing assistant!

Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, “Ubuntu Latinoamérica”, Uruguay, and
Venezuela are all moderated teams so it is up to them to remove ~anthonyba
from their teams...if they so choose.  Perú is an open team so a removal
will not do much good there.  Local Communities have the ability to
determine their own membership so they do have the option to nuke this
account from being part of the membership of their groups.

That the person went through the trouble of signing the Code of Conduct in
the case means that this bad joke could be escalated and dealt with under
that perhaps.  Since three members of LoCo Council are in the leadership
teams for impacted communities, that puts half the Council as involved
indirectly in the situation.  I really don't want to dump a case on
Community Council so I am going to refrain from suggesting that at the

The simplest way forward for the moment is to laugh at the joke, contact
the user to ask how things are going taking ownership of the Clippers, see
if they get thoroughly confused, and then deal with it as you deem best
within your direct sphere of influence.

Stephen Michael Kellat
Leader/Point of Contact, Ubuntu Ohio
Member, LoCo Council

On Thu, 4 Sep 2014 17:05:20 -0500
Andres Mujica <amujicaz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> We've got an issue with someone who claims to be "Steve Ballmer"
> according to this wiki
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/steveballmer
> and this LP
> https://launchpad.net/~anthonyba
> I believe that the user is violating the LP and Ubuntu's wiki usage
> terms, so those entries should be removed or blocked as far as I'm
> concerned.
> However, I wasn't able to find the right course of action in this
> case, so I just reported the issue with ubuntu-docs and rt.
> Meanwhile I wanted some community insight about how to handle this
> kind of troll.
> Best regards,
> Andrés Mujica

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