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Release of squid log data

Dedalus-2
Do these university offer to make a significant monetary donation to the
WMF?

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Re: Release of squid log data

Rich Holton
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> Do these university offer to make a significant monetary donation to the
> WMF?
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Hmmm...If they did, would that be better or worse?

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Re: Release of squid log data

brian.mcneil-2
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I fail to see what that has to do with the Foundation supporting academic
research.


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Re: Release of squid log data

Gwern Branwen
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On  0, Rich Holton <[hidden email]> scribbled:

> Dedalus wrote:
> > Do these university offer to make a significant monetary donation to the
> > WMF?
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> > Dedalus
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> Hmmm...If they did, would that be better or worse?
>
> -Rich Holton
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> w:en:Rholton
I think it'd be worse. Anytime money changes hand, or might, there's going to be conflict of interest. It's easy to say that it's only a *possibility*, that 'we' aren't going to really have any conflict of interest, but if the extensive literature on rationality and heuristics and biases has taught me anything, it's that even forewarned and educated persons fail prey to obvious irrationalities (even the very irrationalities they were warned about!).

No, much better to just avoid that entire quagmire entirely and keep it on the basis of 'Are you going to abuse this information, and are you going to do something worthwhile enough that it justifies the risk we're taking by giving this data to you?'

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