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Re: [Debconf-discuss] "Do not photograph" checkbox in registration

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 12:03:05AM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> > I'd love to hear from people like Micah who did check the box and
> > who were frustrated this year if they think such a solution would
> > work well.

> I am in the same position as Micah, especially since I've been
> raising this issue for many years, and since I generally don't want
> my photos released in public space.

> Differently coloured lanyards would work under three conditions:

>   1. people actually respect them,

>   2. we find 95%-proof means to blur people with those lanyards, and

>   3. those people always wear those lanyards when cameras are
>      around.

> But I think that all three of those fail:

>   1. In the heat of the moment, you might not see the lanyard;

>   2. Having done picture analysis for many years, this is neigh
>      impossible. It could be done by a human. Are we ready to expect
>      this from everyone, at the risk of demotivating e.g. Aigars?

>   3. I do take my lanyard off occasionally, e.g. when playing
>      Frisbee, or at the pub. What now?

Any solution that you come up with is going to be at the discretion of the
photographers to conform to, because the law is not on the side of the
photograph's subject where public spaces are concerned.  So the only
question is whether we think that there's a reasonably-complete solution
that's worth implementing.

As someone who doesn't personally share these concerns (there are already
plenty of bad photos of me on the Internet, what's a few more?), I don't
think my own opinion here matters much wrt "worth implementing".  I can only
apologize as an organizer for not doing a better job of raising the
visibility of people's no-photo preference in a way that would matter.  I do
agree that we should *either* stop asking this question, *or* make use of it
in some meaningful way.

Perhaps the sensible thing to do here for now is to hide the field in
summit, and if someone does come up with a plan for using it in the future,
we can reverse that.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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