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From: Stephen Michael Kellat <skellat@xxxxxxx>
Date: 2014-09-04 20:36 GMT-05:00
Subject: Re: [loco-contacts] Impersonation using Ubuntu Community resources
To: loco-contacts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Michael Hall <mhall119@xxxxxxxxxx>

Thank you for that Michael.  It is unfortunate to have this happen.  The
account was seemingly created last December from what I saw.

In general we try not to be too prescriptive but a blog post or two about
this may be worthwhile.

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

On Thu, 4 Sep 2014, Michael Hall wrote:

 Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:29:46 -0400
> From: Michael Hall <mhall119@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: Stephen Michael Kellat <skellat@xxxxxxx>,
> loco-contacts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [loco-contacts] Impersonation using Ubuntu Community resources
> I've brought this to Launchpad Ops' attention and the account has been
> suspended there.  I've also filed an RT to have the wiki page removed
> and to make sure this user hasn't done anything else inappropriate.
> Michael Hall
> mhall119@xxxxxxxxxx
> On 09/04/2014 09:18 PM, Stephen Michael Kellat wrote:
>> 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 Latinoam?rica?, Uruguay, and
>> Venezuela are all moderated teams so it is up to them to remove ~anthonyba
>> from their teams...if they so choose.  Per? 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
>> moment.
>> 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,
>>> Andr?s Mujica
>>> UCO
Stephen Michael Kellat

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