[OSM-legal-talk] Attribution and user Ids...
steve at asklater.com
Mon May 22 09:51:56 BST 2006
* @ 22/05/06 12:51:52 AM thomas at walraet.com wrote:
> SteveC a écrit sur talk at openstreetmap.org :
> >>* Will ask for OSM username and password, so stuff gets tagged with the
> >>uploader's ID.
> >Stuff already is tagged with ID, it's just not shown yet as I'm
> I think it's a point we should talk about. (that's what this list is
> made for no ?)
> If I participate to an open project as OSM, it's not to be anonymous.
> I'd like the world to know that (tiny) parts of the data is collected by
> me. And for the legal aspect, I think it's illegal to distribute OSM
> data without proper attribution (it's the BY clause of the CC license used).
> -> User ID should be available in REST API and planet.osm. If people
> tends to think it's a privacy issue, we should put a warning about this
> on the register page.
Yes, that's cool but what about retrospective privacy definition?
> (My opinion is that we should ask people what name they liked to be used
> for their contribution's attribution. This allow to give a name that
> will be used instead of the mail (spam concern), or to give "anonymous"
> for people who wants to remain anonymous. By adding a field for that on
> the registration screen, we also give a strong signal to the user that
> his name (or whatever he will put here) _is_ going to be published)
Yup, that's half there already.
I totally agree that the display name or the user ID should be in the
API, I'd just like the OSMF to define / get a real lawyer-checked
If one of them gets tracked down from their OSM data and fined for
speeding or murdered for stealing a GPS unit, then to the best of my
knowledge it's me that's potentially liable. I can appreciate that I
might look a bit mad but then stranger things have happened.
Oh, and what in the API is giving out the user ID BTW?
SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/
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