[Foundation-l] Wikipedia tracks user behaviour via third party companies #2
Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu
Sun Jun 7 15:54:25 UTC 2009
It is a WMF legal issue, in addition to being a social issue. No "claim" is
being made that its a legal issue, it's just a fact.
On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 2:43 AM, John at Darkstar <vacuum at jeb.no> wrote:
> Discussing something as a general social concern is one thing, claiming
> that it is a wmf legal issue is something different.
> Michael Snow skrev:
> > John at Darkstar wrote:
> >> Are the developers lawyers? A developer claiming something has an
> >> unwanted privacy issue is very different from making claims about
> >> something being a legal issue on the behalf of Foundation. Simply don't
> >> do it.
> > Privacy is not simply a legal issue, it's a general social concern. Our
> > effort to express part of our social compact. Unless it's a matter of
> > interpreting legal regulations somewhere else, I consider the developers
> > equally competent to address privacy issues. If Brion or Tim or Domas
> > identify an issue, they don't need to run to Mike every time to check
> > that it really is something that should be addressed.
> > --Michael Snow
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