What about making it a sysinstall option? Not in the base install, but
the option is presented when setting up a new box.

On 9/14/06, Kris Kennaway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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.


I'm nerdy in the extreme and whiter than sour cream
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