[Geowanking] Re: GeoDRM
andy at hexten.net
Sun Oct 15 17:05:02 PDT 2006
On 15 Oct 2006, at 23:57, Ian Turton wrote:
> On 10/15/06, Andy Armstrong <andy at hexten.net> wrote:
>> On 15 Oct 2006, at 23:26, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> > GeoDRM is needed for legitimate open data collection communities.
>> > If you want to set up a Geographic Wiki, where users can edit,
>> > update and maintain geographic data, you have 2 options:
>> > 1. Let everyone change data (which is likely to include
>> > intentionally and unintentionally corrupt data).
>> > 2. Set up a trust system where only trusted users can validate data
>> > or enter certain features.
>> > Both cases will have their uses and both will promote open
>> > geographic data.
>> What have authentication and authorisation got to do with DRM?
> How else are you going to control them?
I'm obviously missing a point somewhere... You seem to be saying that
the only way to prevent un-trusted users from changing data they
shouldn't is DRM. That's just conventional access control.
> I think this is the problem people see DRM and immediatelly jump to
> the conclusion that this must be evil.
I was thinking more 'inherently broken and invariably ill-advised'.
Andy Armstrong, hexten.net
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