Someone just asked me another great question, so I figured I'd again share my answer with everyone in hopes it might help cultivate a sharing culture, and to start any discussions to get concerns about this kind of thing out in the open. Here's a message I received from a friend on Evoke earlier:
these guys have way too muc info on their hands
it makes me wonder about their policy as to what theyre allowed to do
with their data
im talking of security for stuff we post, and also intellectual property
what exactly are they/we now into
a guy called ****** here posted about a secret job given to him by
alchemy that suggests he had to look through data to find out who is
against *** who for kind of thing
and he found that the site is the best hes come across interms of
doc**enting and tracking ever cos evrything that ever happened is neatly
laid out in grids of data with clear time sequencing
this is amazing but also very super surveillanceish isnt it if you think
about it i mean not that it is but it can be used that way
so what is it?
social engineering or social harvesting for profit that wont go to the
majority of the ones who participate
a bit of both i guess - a giant labo, labyrinth ,social experiment
but not knowingly may be
what do you think?
And here was my reply:
In my opinion anything we post here is public domain, so if you're
worried about that then don't post it here, it's as simple as that. If
you have some IP you want to develop, don't post it here. On the other
hand, the idea behind the open source community is that together we can
make something better than any one of us could. So in that spirit, I try
to share as many of my ideas as I can in hopes that I will spark
someone's interest and will then have additional help to make something
which is much more likely to succeed!
I will reiterate what I've said before, I don't mind other people gaining from my involvement, in fact that's what the wh*** site is based on! We should all be learning from one another....Please check back with some of my other blogs like this one, asking Evoke to share some of what they are learning back with ushttp://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/a-week-without-a-major-fe...
I'm hoping Evoke practices what they preach, and until they prove otherwise, I'll assume they believe in what they're selling :)