I have contributed to to a few open source projects, whether it be the Linux kernel or gnome. Though I have always cloaked my identity with an alias. I just finished the base of a nice program I made. Id like to make it public as I know many will use it, but now question my previous assumptions.
I never used my real name before because I was always scared employers would be able to see my code before I was hired. I'm not the worlds best programmer nor the most elegant. To be honest I hack my self to completion nearly always. But I write sound software which I always write many test cases. I tend to be scared that I will lose a job opportunity because I do not write elegant nor clean code. I suppose the code I write for income would be of a much higher quality then that I do for free.
Are my concerns legitimate? Have any of you experienced such feeling or even the loss of a prospect due to contributions.