Re: Our Wiki just got hijacked

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Tue Jun 29 2004 - 11:55:00 CDT

On Jun 29, 2004, at 11:32 AM, David Mertz wrote:

>> This has always been the greatest danger of the Wiki model. The OVC
>> documentation needs to be controlled by the OVC, and we really do need
>> a gatekeeper or a team of gatekeepers for the documentation.
>
> Doug may have missed the fact that Wikis, including ours, has rollback
> of changes.

So long as anyone can force a rollback or add changes, there is
potential trouble. Note, for example, that there is some big
money opposing the application of any open-source requirement to
voting.

While I have no reason to believe that www.casino-online-on-line.com
didn't vandalizing the site by planting this link, I can easily
imagine similar attacks being launched by someone intent on
interfering with our efforts. Of course, it'll be done through
layers of agents, so that plausible deniability is preserved,
but we live in a world where people do that kind of thing.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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