[OSM-talk] Anonymous editing

Jukka Rahkonen jukka.rahkonen at mmmtike.fi
Wed Jan 21 07:34:01 GMT 2009

Richard Fairhurst <richard <at> systemeD.net> writes:

> Postscript on all the usual stuff: no it doesn't mean people can find  
> out where you are - you can still keep your GPS tracks private, it's  
> just what you've edited. No you don't have to set a home location if  
> you don't want to. No it's not a loss of privacy, you can make up a  
> completely random username and no-one ever gets to know the e-mail  
> address behind it. No it isn't anything to do with the licence. No  
> we're not making existing anonymous work public, we're just asking  
> them to go public from now on to continue editing. 

Perhaps a few additions to postscript: User may consider that the username that
is now hidden behind anonymous account is too revealing. In that case it is
possible to change the username prior to making all edits public.  Or then user
may select just to stop using the old anonymous account and create a new public
one for the future work.

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