[OSM-dev] disputed areas
steve at asklater.com
Sat Feb 9 14:24:09 GMT 2008
Oh ok... so it's the "on the ground reality". I'm genuinely interested
in what pissed of people will do if/when they're locked out. Probably
just trash other areas?
On 9 Feb 2008, at 14:11, Mikel Maron wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: SteveC <steve at asklater.com>
> To: Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
> Cc: dev at openstreetmap.org
> Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2008 7:28:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] disputed areas
> So... who gets to decide what the 'right' name is (in the disputed
> region where people kill each other over this) then?
> On 9 Feb 2008, at 11:24, Mikel Maron wrote:
> > 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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