Talk:Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn

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I tried to move this page back to "Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn" from "Bryce Wilcox-O'Hearn", but I don't know how. I changed my name to "Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn" in 2006.

Hey neustradamus changed the text of the page back to give my name as "Bryce Wilcox-O'Hearn (Zooko)", but this isn't accurate. "Zooko" isn't my nickname, it is my legal name since 2006. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zooko (talkcontribs) 20:34, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

The 4th January 2010, I sent "you" an email (no answer) with :
I see Bryce Wilcox on whois.
I have not found you on the white pages.
Have you evidences ? An identity card for example ?
Neustradamus () 03:19, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
He may have forgotten to update his contact info. As I wrote below, he has published academic papers with the name Zooko and it is highly unlikely one would use one's petname for that. Regarding White Pages, in the U.S. it is possible to be unlisted (I can't find any Wilcox-O'Hearn, Bryce or Zooko). I am trying to contact Zooko using the e-mails he posts on the Tahoe mailing list with. If anyone knows his real name, it would be him. -- 127.*.*.1 18:24, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Page moved. Ucucha 16:40, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Bryce Wilcox-O'HearnZooko Wilcox-O'Hearn — His legal name is now Zooko. The page should be moved there and this page should redirect. -- 127.*.*.1 06:03, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Do you have a source for his legal name now being Zooko? --Gwern (contribs) 14:41 31 January 2010 (GMT)
Apologies for the belated reply. His academic work appears with the name Zooko (for example see this). It is exceedingly rare for works in academia to appear with petnames (pun intended :P). The latest papers I can find with the name Bryce Wilcox-O'Hearn are from 2002. -- 127.*.*.1 06:29, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Against I am not for this move — Neustradamus () 03:19, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
I was able to contact Zooko. That is his name and he gave me this link: contact info -- 127.*.*.1 22:51, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
That's good enough for me. I support the move. --Gwern (contribs) 23:06 13 February 2010 (GMT)
I can create a page with an username and last name too. We must see the identity card, it is the real source informations — Neustradamus () 18:37, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
Who cares about the identity card (not that there is such a thing in the US)? Wikipedia page names are at the common name of a subject, not the one on their birth certificate. To take a recent example, Lady Gaga. --Gwern (contribs) 19:38 14 February 2010 (GMT)
That is Zooko's blog on All My Data. In the U.S., at the very least, you can request documentation of name change from record holders of the jurisdiction the change was done in. If you really want official documentation, travel to Colorado and request it, if that would satisfy you. In the mean time, I think I've done as much as I am required to. -- 127.*.*.1 19:04, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
I support the move. --Mike Linksvayer (talk) 20:02, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, since he's no longer using the old name. FWIW, where I live, the official procedure for changing your name consists entirely of "stop using old name, start using new name". (talk) 04:55, 15 February 2010 (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.

Correct spelling?[edit]

Is Wilcox-O'Hearn the creator of Transitive Grace Period Public Licence (TGPPL) or Transitive Grace Period Public License? Is he spelling it with a C instead of an S on purpose or is this a typo? (talk) 15:32, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

He is Canadian. As in British English, the noun form of the word "licence" is spelled with a C. The verb form is spelled with an S.