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Subject: RE: [emergency] Identity and Authority ( was RE: CAPVisualization...)

We chose not to make these decisions in the spec, but ought we 
provide the reason why and suggest some best practices for various 
levels of trust and security in the implementation/implementor's 


At 12:17 PM -0700 5/20/04, Kon Wilms wrote:
>  > While it might be tempting to hard-wire those decisions into a system
>>  policy on "authorization," such an authoritarian approach could cause
>>  inflexibility and preclude  productive ad-hoc and "emergent"
>>  processes.  Besides, by what authority could anyone be prohibited
>>  from issuing a warning?  Might not that raise a First Amendment issue?
>Do we really want the hackers and script kiddies sending biological
>alerts, or the old lady sending a 'cat stuck in my tree' CAP alert? :)
>There at least has to be one level of human filtering of the alert if it
>comes from a source other than the defined 'chain of command'. Just my
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