[openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website] Add allow_read_email oauth permission (#1431)

Matt Amos notifications at github.com
Wed Feb 22 10:49:05 UTC 2017

> Possibly the answer would be an even stricter rate limit along with some way to grant privileged users bulk messaging rights, along with a way for recipients to opt out of bulk messages.

I think this is worth discussing further.

However, I think that harvesting emails from OSM - even with the user's consent - is pretty dodgy. Many people just tick whatever boxes are in the UI without reading the content thoroughly. Or, as an alternative interpretation, that the UI needs to call out such "dangerous" permissions more strongly.

My opinion is that we'd need to fix that UI issue before even considering allowing 3rd parties to request email addresses. And get LWG's blessing. Even then, it would make me extremely uncomfortable.

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