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You can resurrect any deleted GitHub account name. And this is why we have trust issues • The Register

'Twitter does not, which has allowed various people to reactivate account names abandoned by the US government. '

'Donat argued that GitHub should address the issue, noting that it would not be difficult to revive an abandoned account name and use it to distribute malware. '

'The individual identifying himself as Jim Teeuwen, who maintained GitHub repository for a tool called for embedded data in Go binaries, recently deleted his GitHub account, taking with it a resource that other Go developers had included in their projects. '

'Although GitHub does have a mechanism that can make it easier for the code community when developers walk away from the site – archived repositories – it could also prevent account names from being reused. '

'The Register asked GitHub to comment but the company declined. ®'

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