Account Naming Conventions

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This is the naming convention to be adopted for new accounts across Free Geek internal services, approved by the Technocrats Committee on 28 Jan 2012.

For unix accounts
firstname + lastname, up to 12 characters long
e.g., johndoe, thomasjeffer
for namespace collisions, first and middle initial and last name
The fallback scheme would also be limited to 12 characters.
e.g., jhdoe, twjefferson
For e-mail addresses
e.g.,, will be an alias to
For wiki, RT, FGDB
unix account