[OSM-talk] Potlatch and the destruction of good work (N6 Ireland)
lars at aronsson.se
Fri Aug 10 03:48:35 BST 2007
Tom Hughes wrote:
> He's a little reluctant to post here because the archives (which
> he has read) include email addresses that are only fairly
> lightly obfuscated.
This happens all the time on Wikipedia. People want to help, but
can't disclose who they are. Perhaps because they are better
people than us who out ourselves? Do they expect to be treated
with kindness? In return for what? I'm no big fan of anonymity.
Even though it's no perfect analogy, it always makes me think of
the movie (Amadeus, 1984) where a housemaid, paid for anonymously
by Salieri, is let into Mozart's household, and of course turns
out to be Salieri's spy. Why on earth would Mozart let her into
his household, even if she is paid for, when he has no idea who
has bought her loyalty?
I have friends and I have enemies. When an anonymous user enters,
I can just as well assume that this is my enemy. For why should
my friends want to hide their identity from me?
Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
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