[OSM-talk] Making editing public by default

Stefan Baebler stefan.baebler at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 10:32:52 BST 2007

On 7/20/07, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> > We can't force the user to make this decision when first creating the
> > OSM account, without the possibility to change it later.
> Of course we can. As long as the terms are clear to the person
> signing up... nobody *has* to participate, and we don't even publish
> their names and so on, just a random screen name they have chosen.
> (I'm all for allowing anonymous editing but as long as we force
> people to open an account, we should also force them to be
> accountable, otherwise we combine the worst of both worlds.)

It just isn't clear now what that button does, so a potential user
can't make an _informed_ decision.



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