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There are some organizations who wish to share an account among multiple people to manage their content on drupal.org. Historically that has not been allowed (to prevent sock puppet accounts, among other reasons).
There are, however, some reasons why sharing accounts is a helpful thing.
So, here is a proposed set of guidelines for how an account can be shared:
- Having an Organization node owned by a shared organization account makes it easy for that node to be edited even if the original author leaves the organization
- Having a project node owned by an organization, similarly, let's that organization manage the project even if a developer hired to work on it leaves the organization
- Contributing translations to localize.drupal.org can be easier via a shared account when the translations are done on client sites
- Case studies can be authored by a shared organization account
- All other forms of interactions (creation of nodes, committing code) should not be done by multiple people using a single account.
- The organization is 100% responsible for the security and use of the account - if it is used inappropriately (e.g. spam, posting ads in the hosting forum) it will be blocked the same as any individual account will be blocked.