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

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Thu Aug 9 12:43:37 BST 2007

In message <Pine.LNX.4.64.0708091323260.20719 at einer.uio.no>
        Håkon Enger <hakon.enger at fys.uio.no> wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Aug 2007, 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.
> What information precisely can and can't you release? Would it be
> allowed to use a numeric uid with no personal information attached, so
> that one can see if several "random" edits are made by the same user?
> In that case, it would at least be possible to see if a user is in
> fact a consistent vandal or just happened to make a mistake. In the
> case of a vandal, all the edits made by that user could (easily?) be
> reverted.

The problem is that it's very hard to know what we can do as there
is no clear policy posted when people sign up....


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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