[OSM-talk] HDYC, login requirement and "privacy"

Michał Brzozowski www.haxor at gmail.com
Thu May 4 19:33:04 UTC 2017

Many know Pascal Neis' site HDYC which displays detais about an OSM
user, like first created node, activity area, edit stats and so on:


Today to view any stats of a user you have to login with OSM.
Pascal replied to me that this is related to this discussion on the
German users forum:


I don't like the idea how this was never introduced and discussed
outside of the German forum.
I think that such "privacy" measures are futile and go against the
spirit of OSM - transparency.

Maybe this is due to some "moral panic" in Germany revolving around
privacy, just like StreetView ban - except it's made clear that your
edits are public and you agree to it!


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