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Re: making developer location from ldap public?

On Fri, 2005-08-26 at 08:39 +0200, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 11:02:08PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 22:12 -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> > > 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.
> Country is already there and is already public. If you want to 
> do more finegrained stuff then you need to change the database and ask people
> to update their records. At that point you can ask them to opt-in to this new
> "feature". Those that update their records could easily mark a checkbox
> saying "yes, make this public". Those that don't update or don't mark it will
> not be made public.
> Pondering: Can you easily easily convert latitude/longitude into 
> those "regions"? Do _you_ have a very good GIS available? You might
> be able to do it for some countries (US, probably) but not for most
> other DDs. Or have I missed something and all this GIS data is publicly
> available (and free) somewhere?

Yes, but us non-d-ds don't have access to it.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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