[Scottish] O'Reilly Book Reviews

Peter George peter at logicalware.com
Fri Nov 18 12:43:24 GMT 2005

We were talking about how to get free O'Reilly books in return for  
publishing reviews on the ScotLug site.

I'd said that O'Reilly prefer to receive requests from a nominated  
person on the Lug, and that reviewers need to publish on the Lug site  

>> I dare say there will be data protection concerns with collation of
>> people's addresses, this one thing that's stalled me getting the  
>> focus
>> page for book requests and reviews together. Any thoughts on that?

Willie Hamilton wrote:

> Can't say I'm quizzed up on the DPA, but I think so long as there  
> is a nominated "Data Controller" and that everyone is clear what  
> their data is used for and that it is only used for that purpose we  
> should be in the clear?

Colin Horne wrote:
> Thanks for the reply
> They easiest solution I can think of is:
> When users submit books, they insert their address into a write-only
> database - it gives them a unique ID, which they then paste bellow  
> their
> request on the wiki.
> Only the admin can then read the addresses from the db.

I'm just thinking how we might move this forward ...

1. Does Scotlug have a nominated data controller? If so who is it  
etc ...

2. Colin, fancy building a prototype system? ;-)

3. Question for Scotlug site admin: Could we get a sandbox area on  
the ScotLug site to try and build a book request/book review system?

Could be a fun project ...



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