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Re: making developer location from ldap public?

On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 22:12 -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 05:11:01PM +0200, Robert Lemmen wrote:
> > 
> > i fully agree that generally an opt-in system is better, but in this
> > case it is far more complicated to implement, and it's not really
> > anything big that we are talking about here. if you want to hide where
> > you are living from the public, you'll have a lot bigger problems than
> > this entry that you can edit yourself. 
> > 
> > so the question should be more like "do you really have a problem if
> > this field would be public"...
> Some people are not comfortable with having that kind of information
> easily available on the Internet.  The default must be opt-in, or not
> at all.

While I wholeheartedly agree that the d-d's coordinates and/or
address should only be public on an opt-in basis, what about city
or region.

For example: Greater Boston, San Fran Bay Area, London, etc.

That's non-specific, but is specific enough that if a $USER happens
to be traveling to $CITY, and sees that a d-d lives there, "Hey, 
I'll be in $CITY next week.  Let me buy you a pint or 3 in thanks
for your hard work."

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail.

The enemy thinks and plans and strategizes, too.

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