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Re: Obliterate and auditability

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 08:46:50 +0200

Karl Fogel wrote:
> Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu> writes:
>> Possibly ... but I'd really like to see a rock-solid argument for the
>> case where we'd want all traces of obliteration ... er,
>> obliterated. The whole idea smells wrong; after all, this is a version
>> control system, not a document shredding system.
> It's the legal case, I think.
> "No, Your Honor, we never made such a change on the date in question."
> "Oh, then why does your history have an empty revision on that date?"

And that's exactly what Dan Berlin said we shouldn't do, at the summit.
There was some talk about triple damages and suchlike. I don't think we
should be in the business of helping people break the law, eh? We might
even be held liable because of posts like this one.

-- Brane

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