When I want to publish academic code, should I use my personal account with a pseudonymous username or create a new one with a username based on my real name?
My current account uses a pseudonym as username and I write code where I use my real name in the commits and an e-mail address related to the pseudonym (e.g. to keep my personal mail address free from spam).
For university code, I use my real name and university e-mail address in the repositories, but the URLs of the projects still contain the username, so the pseudonym is quite visible.
My personal account contains a few non-university projects and forks of other projects (some for modifications used by my university codes, some unrelated to my university work) as well. There is nothing I would not want to be seen by others and some of the voluntary work may reflect positively on me.
- Should I worry about the username being a pseudonym (nothing silly like "buffy_the vampire_slayer", but still unrelated to my name)?
- When publishing code linked on the university website.
- When publishing code with the URL linked in a paper.
- Is it preferred to have an account for university codes only?
I do not think my university or department has any rules for this, so I need to decide it myself.