[Geowanking] Re: GeoDRM
steve at asklater.com
Mon Oct 16 01:44:42 PDT 2006
* @ 15/10/06 11:57:11 PM ijturton at gmail.com 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 think this is the problem people see DRM and immediatelly jump to
> the conclusion that this must be evil. DRM is a very broad issue and
> the OGC group has split off a security working group and a pricing and
> ordering group at the last meeting. There was also a lot of discussion
> of a new/better name for the inative but we couldn't think of one, can
I dare you. :-)
Are there any actual specs or position papers on this GeoDRM that we can
look at, or is it too early?
SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/
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