Last modified: 2013-06-17 11:49:52 UTC
Missing config option to provide anonymous logging required by german law
Some german courts ruled, that logging ip-adresses is unlawfull. There is no config-option to confirm to this new rulings, only some codechanges.
Please include them and make them configurable.
Does this also apply when the servers are in the USA/Netherlands/Asia (i.e. not in Germany) and are owned by a US-based foundation?
Nope, servers that are neither located in Germany nor owned by a german company are outside the jurisdiction of german courts.
Is this combination of configuration settings (combined with a proper web
server configuration) sufficient, or do we really have to add a new one?
$wgPutIPinRC = false; # to not populate recentchanges.rc_ip
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false; # to not allow "anonymous" editing
# using IP addresses, so users will
# have to create accounts
Yes, this should suffice.