[Foundation-l] check user...

Stephen Bain stephen.bain at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 08:13:19 UTC 2007

I'll give the IANAL disclaimer right up top here.

On 4/1/07, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know how much risk there really is here, or what kinds of case
> studies in the rest of the real world represent parallels that might shed
> light on the question.  This all seems rather hypothetical...

The main issue is that CheckUser is governed by Foundation policy.
Regular editing has legal consequences, of course, but the
consequences can be borne only by the editor, and not by the

So the issue with CheckUser is the Foundation's legal exposure.
Whatever it may be, it is likely lessened if CheckUsers are not

Stephen Bain
stephen.bain at gmail.com

More information about the foundation-l mailing list