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Re: making developer location from ldap public?

On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 04:01:26PM +0200, Robert Lemmen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 02:50:51PM +0100, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> > You haven't explained why letting other DDs know this information, which
> > is available to them already, requires the whole world to know it.
> > 
> > If you have some proposals for letting non-DDs have the data, you need
> > to explain what they are.
> well, of course i was talking about letting non-dd get to the data! it
> would be a public service. and the data in question would be your name
> and email along with your latitude and longitude if you entered it in
> the ldap database

How can something like a private address (which is what a latitude/longitude
is actually) be something of a public service? Debian is not a Yellow Pages
provider, thanks god.

I strongly oppose this. If you want to hack into that and make searches
easier for DDs [1] go ahead, if you want to open this up to non-DDs then no way.



[1] I actually find it quite useful to be able to search on a per-country
basis to find fellow Debian developers but, usually, a mail to d-private
is all it is needed for some beer & keysigning. Not that difficult.
Although, understandable, a per-country search isn't useful for 
some big countries with many developers (US anyone?) being able to 
do more restrictive searches would be a good enhancement. Any free GIS

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