[OSM-dev] disputed areas

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 9 11:24:00 GMT 2008


You may remember OSM's first edit war in Cyprus, last November .. http://www.opengeodata.org/?p=244

It's still going on and we need a technical solution, now. Dialogue has not been effective and banning users is not effective.

The solution in mind is something analogous to protected pages in Wikipedia. Edits would be checked against a list of "protected" bbox's.
 In those area, users without permission to edit would be denied, and given warning that they should apply for access. 
There would be an admin panel for selected moderators to approve/revoke access for users. 

That's (very sketchily) the full package, and it could take some time to implement. Right now, there's an immediate need to protect Cyprus.
A quick fix could just apply protection for Cyprus, and access granted in some manual fashion.

A developer is needed now to implement the quick solution, and later the full solution. Please speak up if you can help.

Cheers
Mikel





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