Talk:Updated Privacy Policy

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Map Data changeset tags

now: "All edits made to the map are recorded in the database with the user ID of the user making the change, and a timestamp at the time of change upload."

Please add more info about "iD Editor" /"JOSM" / and other osm editors - special saved changeset tags.

Background: ( ; ) --ImreSamu (talk) 12:17, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

substantially changing the original text is somewhat out of scope since it has the potential to spark of a longish discussion on stuff which in a wide sense of the word everybody was happy with. However you are correct that we should likely add a note that the editing programms can store whatever they want in the database. In the case of iD it is a bit trickier but in principle the same. SimonPoole (talk) 12:50, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
I've added a paragraph covering the above to the text. Even though it takes the changes further than intended. SimonPoole (talk) 14:04, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. :) "iD Editor"(ver=1.7.3) now only save the "locale" info, similar to JOSM. ( the "browser" and "platform" have removed from changeset tags: ) I have re-checked, this is true: ) --ImreSamu (talk) 20:17, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Mailing List / Bulk Mail Use

The document gives blanket permission for OSM admins to use email. Now, one at a time is probably intended... but it does not say that. Use of email in bulk is qualitatively different from singleton use. Same goes for "researchers" spamming mappers. Brycenesbitt (talk) 20:54, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

same comment as I gave Imre, this is supposed to be a small "hotfix" update of the current text, not a complete rewrite which will open up multiple topics and will take months if not years to complete. The e-mail section is completely unchanged from what is in place, so I would rather not touch it at this point in time, particularly since there are a number of considerations (bulk e-mail policy for example as you mention) that depend on other policy decisions. SimonPoole (talk) 21:06, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
presenting the document in diff form would help, along with annotations as to your reasoning for each change. Brycenesbitt (talk) 18:50, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
everything below "Log files and Information submitted to OSMF Services" is new and above that the only two changes was that discussed with imre above and the removal of a historic discussion of the old anonymous accounts which should have been removed years ago.