On 7/29/06, Nikolas Britton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On 7/29/06, Atom Powers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On 7/28/06, User Freebsd <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > On Fri, 28 Jul 2006, Atom Powers wrote:
> >
> > > My shop runs 30+ FreeBSD hosts, and I have several more for personal
> > > use. But of those there are maybe 2-3 that I would be ok with listing
> > > and exactly zero that I will actually list. It's not that I don't want
> > > to help, but I'm not going to run a process like that on a production
> > > server.
> >
> > It is definitely your perogative, but I'm curious as to why not?  You have
> > the source code for the client, so its not some sort of 'spyware' that is
> > sitting running on your machine ...
> >
> The over riding question here is not "why not" but "why". A package
> like this doesn't help the server run faster or better. It is another
> piece of code that has to be audited and maintained. I take a very
> minimalist approach to my systems.

It takes me 100milliseconds to ping www.freebsd.org. Even if you used
FreeBSD for the rest of your natural life you would only use up 72
seconds of it. Is that not a good trade off for what we get in return?

What if we find the userbase is very large and vendors take notice and
decide to support FreeBSD? This could potential save us thousands of
man hours!

100milliseconds OR hours on the phone with vendor support? If the
statistics don't have the desired effect we can always back it out
later and you will always have the choice to not run the stats
client.... I don't see any bad side effects here.

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