[OSM-dev] disputed areas

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Sat Feb 9 15:11:40 GMT 2008


On 9 Feb 2008, at 14:46, Mikel Maron wrote:

> what happens on wikipedia?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/06/the_cult_of_wikipedia/

That kind of stuff...

>
>
> SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote: 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:
>
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Disputes
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: SteveC
> > To: Mikel Maron
> > 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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> >
>
> have fun,
>
> SteveC | steve at asklater.com | http://www.asklater.com/steve/
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have fun,

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