On 02/12/18 15:44, Max Rees wrote: > 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.
Absolutely. I don't think there's any harm in noting during installation "by default, your system will anonymous collect the packages you have installed to help further development of Adélie. You can <turn this functionality off>[link to docs] if you wish, but note that no personal information about you is ever collected." or such. > 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. Yes, that is exactly what I was thinking of when I wrote the API thing. I should have made that more explicit in the Opportunity section; I'll put that in the next draft. Thanks! Best, --arw -- A. Wilcox (awilfox) Project Lead, Adélie Linux http://adelielinux.org
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