[HOT] Mali and Syria

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Sun Feb 3 03:59:39 GMT 2013


I agree with Joseph.Tracing is to be done remotely and we dont need and should not involve people with security risk. 

We should look more closely at these virtual training tools and see if they can satisfy our needs. This looks promising to mee.


 
Pierre 



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> De : Joseph Reeves <iknowjoseph at gmail.com>
>À : Tim McNamara <paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz> 
>Cc : hot <HOT at openstreetmap.org> 
>Envoyé le : Samedi 2 février 2013 21h06
>Objet : Re: [HOT] Mali and Syria
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>>One problem, especially with complex emergencies, is that Google Hangouts are public unless you are using >Google Apps. That means that it would be impossible to protect activists from surveillance. 
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>Hi Tim,
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>At the moment I don't think this is going to be too much of an issue for the Syria activation. OSM, by its very nature, relies upon the contributions of identifiable users. At the moment we have a great deal of tracing to do and we want to be getting more people involved with this. There is nothing sensitive about this work: Both sides in the ongoing conflict have enough geographic resources to keep fighting each other, whereas we're providing mapping for external humanitarian relief. Of course, if anyone feels that their contributions to OSM might put their safety at risk, they should simply refrain from engaging in this activation.
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>Best, Joseph
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>On 3 February 2013 02:24, Tim McNamara <paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz> wrote:
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>On 2 February 2013 06:49, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
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>>If we could have some virtual training to help people get started we
>>>would very likely increase the number of people helping.
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>>Picking up on the virtual training angle, I think this could be relatively easy to facilitate through Google Hangouts. They allow scren sharing and connectivity seems to be very reliable.
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>>One problem, especially with complex emergencies, is that Google Hangouts are public unless you are using Google Apps. That means that it would be impossible to protect activists from surveillance. 
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