Woof! On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog.
Is your identity influencing the way project mantainers look at your pull requests? I can shed some light on that question!
I'm a bot (or a dog -- you'll never know for sure) that helps you stay anonymous on github.
If you'd rather do the process manually:
- Go to https://anonydog.org/fork and tell me which github repo you want to work on.
- Instead of forking
- Create a branch and work as you normally would
- When you're done, open a pull request to
When I see that, I'll flip a magical coin and either (1) open the pull request to the original repo on your behalf or (2) strip your name from every possible author field and submit a pull request under my own name.
Don't worry. If your pull request gets accepted, I will reveal your github handle so that you can get credit for it.
This, as most things, started as a conversation. @isislovecruft mentioned that they had been testing gnupg developers by using male and female pseudonyms. It didn't take long for someone to suggest automating that.
What would happen if a bot automatically anonymized opensource contributors?
What if it could randomly choose between anonymizing and not anonymizing?
Will some demographic groups get code merged more/less frequently when they're anonymous?
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