[okfn-discuss] IRC logs
paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz
Wed Feb 15 18:59:09 GMT 2012
For what its worth, the absence of public logging does not guarantee
privacy and, in my mind, shouldn't really be considered a feature. I
don't think it's fair to less knowledgeable users to provide a level
of assurance that when they use insecure protocols (IRC, SMTP, etc),
they're not being monitored.
Given the nature of the work of the OKFN and the fact that it
interacts with government very closely, it is extremely likely that
all communication is being monitored by intelligence agencies.
If private, real-time communication is desired, then Skype is the best bet.
On 16 February 2012 07:27, Nick Stenning <nick at whiteink.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> While setting up some (hopefully useful) redirects at
> http://irc.okfn.org , I've noticed that someone has set up IRC
> logging for #okfn, #openspending and #ckan.
> Can that person please consider either
> a) not doing any logging at all
> b) protecting the logs, which are publicly available at an address I'm
> not going to link to, and which contain hostnames and other
> personally-identifiable data
> c) redacting the hostname data from the logs before they are published
> I would be overwhelmingly in favour of solution a), as we already have
> public mailing lists, and there is value in having a public space for
> discussion which is not logged, but am willing to be convinced.
> : see trac.okfn.org/ticket/379 for details
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