Talk:Ron Rivest

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German language wp article contains Image of Ron Riverst, which would look like this, if i had not only permission to code, but also to make display it:

File:Ron Rivest.jpeg
Ronald Rivest


(As the above points out, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Rivest has a picture of Prof. Rivest. Is there a way to directly access that image on the English wikipedia, or does it need to be reuploaded?) NoDepositNoReturn (talk) 23:37, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Someone who speaks German needs to move it from there to the commons. Then, we can use it here. Could someone translate the description? I suspect that the photo isn't freely available. --Jiuguang Wang (talk) 23:41, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

I've dropped the image of Rivest with a guy, an unknown Giustocci. Who is Giustocci? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.17.30.72 (talk) 18:07, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: not moved Kotniski (talk) 11:01, 11 June 2011 (UTC)


Ron RivestRonald Rivest – This is his full name. http://www.rsa.com/rsalabs/node.asp?id=2084. Lmatt (talk) 22:13, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

  • Comment. On Wikipedia, we don't name article on what the person's full name is, but rather what their most common name is (eg Bill Clinton vs William Clinton). That being said, I had a search through the google news archives and got a pretty similar number of hits for both names, so I'm unsure what the common name is in this case. Jenks24 (talk) 13:44, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Support it is not his full name (Ronald Linn Rivest), but just not a nickname. Most scholarly artcicles would either spell it out or say "R. Rivest". Now the article itself needs much style work too - the convention is to use use the last name after first mention. Also the lede needs to just summarize the article. And the one citation is to a dead link; looks like he is no longer on that group? But those are independent issues. W Nowicki (talk) 01:23, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose: "Ron Rivest" seems slightly more common than "Ronald Rivest", both in books and in scholarly articles. bobrayner (talk) 09:29, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose. Got bored, skimmed through Levy's Crypto. "Ron" is used once in the Acknowledgments, at least eight times in the chapter "prime time," seven times in the chapter "selling crypto," twice in the chapter "patents and keys," and once each in the chapters "crypto anarchy," "the clipper chip," "slouching toward crypto," and once in the index. "Rivest" alone is used much more often than "Ron" but I didn't see any use of "Ronald" anywhere. It also seems that Schneier's Applied Cryptography uses "Ron" throughout, but I'm not even going to count those out because that book is simply far too big. (758 pages excluding the lowercase-roman-numeralled 'Contents' pages, but I digress.) It's clear that in the crypto literature I'm reading he always goes by "Ron." 207.65.109.10 (talk) 05:45, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.