Open Collective
Open Collective
New legal and display name settings
Published on September 15, 2021 by Alanna Irving

You can now differentiate your public display name from your private legal name. 

Open Collective is a transparent platform, so profiles are public on the internet. We also deal with official stuff requiring real names, like receipts, payments, and tax forms. Up to now, this sometimes led to issues about privacy and identity. If you don't want to use your legal name publicly, this new feature can help!

Find the options in profile settings, for both individuals and organizations—giving people and companies more choices about how they appear on the platform.

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Posted on September 17, 2021

Thank you
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Posted on October 5, 2021

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Elea Chang

Posted on October 29, 2021

Love this! Note that in the Open Collective signup screen, it still asks for "full name" when that should probably be display name (since that becomes your user profile URL)?
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Alanna Irving

Posted on November 1, 2021

Thanks Elea, good point, we'll get that fixed.
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