On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 12:53:04PM -0400, Gerard Seibert wrote: > On Thursday 14 September 2006 12:09, Kris Kennaway wrote: > > > One should not conclude anything until the numbers are much larger > > than they are now, because small fluctuations from e.g. regional > > promotion of bsdstats in one country but not another, or one large > > company deploying it on all machine, will dramatically change your > > "conclusions". > > I was just wondering if there is any consensus on adding BSDStats to the > base system? If would appear to be a logical step to take so as to insure > that all users of FBSD would be counted. An end user could always disable > the sending of data by disabling it in the /etc/rc.file. I feel that unless > it is part of the base system and turned on by default, too many users will > never take part in the reporting process.
I highly doubt that it would be enabled by default in FreeBSD, since many of our users (or their employers) would consider it a privacy breach to have their systems reporting back automatically. Kris
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