[OSM-talk] Potlatch and the destruction of good work (N6 Ireland)

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Thu Aug 9 09:06:23 BST 2007


In message <46BABBCD.9010701 at siliconcircus.com>
        Jon Bright <jon at siliconcircus.com> wrote:

> Lars Aronsson wrote:
>> Tom Hughes wrote:
>> 
>>> The situation (as unfortunate as it is) is that I have no 
>>> authority to release that information, and indeed under UK data 
>>> protection laws it would quite likely be illegal to do so.
>>>
>> So please don't blame UK data protection law.  All OSM needs to do 
>> is to ask consent of each new contributor who signs up.
>
> The point being that since OSM hasn't yet asked for consent, Tom can't 
> release this data *now*.  As I understand him, he's talking (in the 
> quoted mail) about what he can do now, not what he could do in the future...

Exactly - essentially you can only use data for the purposes you said
you were going to use it for when you collected it, which means that
until we have asked people's permission I can't reveal such things.

Tom

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