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Re: making developer location from ldap public?

On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 05:11:01PM +0200, Robert Lemmen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 04:51:07PM +0200, W. Borgert wrote:
> > I don't like opt-out.  Better opt-in:
> > 
> > 4. Invent a new field "public location info" and developers
> >    who care, could enter what they think is appropriate.
> > 
> > I'm not sure, whether I would use the field.
> 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. 

Generally speaking, you can't turn something that everybody thought
it was private into a public thingy without asking them to confirm
that they don't mind it. And, no, not every DD will read this thread
so a field in the database saying "yes, make this public" is the _only_
way to go if you want to go that way.



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