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