[adelie-project] Re: Anonymous popcon-like system

From: Max Rees <maxcrees_at_me.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:44:15 -0500

On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 4:34 PM, A. Wilcox wrote:
> That's really something I'd rather discuss after we know what the thing
> is going to do first. Ideally, it would be something that the user
> could disable if necessary, but default to on (so it would be opt-out).
> Preferrably, the amount of information collection would be so minimal (a
> list of installed packages and versions along with a CPU architecture
> only) that no one would feel the need to opt-out. This information is
> very valuable for making sure Adélie continues to meet the needs of our
> users.
> But there's always going to be *someone* calling an always-on system
> that tracks packages "privacy-violating" or "non-free" so yes, it will
> have an off switch.

That sounds good to me. I was just thinking that we should be as up
front about this as possible so as to quiet such calls. We all know
how loud such people can get if they think they are being deceived.

Anyway, with regards to the functionality, a future goal that I think
should be considered is integrating the general statistics into
Parcel, which is something I'm sure you're already considering since
you mention web interfaces in your proposal.

Received on Mon Feb 12 2018 - 21:44:25 UTC

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