[kde-community] user stats for Neon

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Mon Apr 18 23:43:43 BST 2016

El dijous, 14 d’abril de 2016, a les 14:16:03 CEST, Jonathan Riddell va escriure:
> A while ago Albert gave a talk at Akademy about collecting some data
> on our users.

Since i've been invoked:
slides: https://conf.kde.org/system/attachments/45/original/spyware.pdf?1410020392
video: https://marc.info/?t=141082174200001&r=1&w=2

Bof notes at https://marc.info/?l=kde-core-devel&m=141082156618052&w=2


> This got me thinking and with Neon I wanted to see how
> many installs we had.  Our package install software will check for new
> versions being available and I could count the IPs of this check but
> that's very unreliable.  Canonical counts IPs from the NTP ping at
> boot up but of course it's only useful at best as a relative metric of
> numbers of installs not absolute numbers.  So I added a machine-id to
> the URL it checks which is the unique value set at install time by
> systemd (/etc/machine-id) so now it has a good idea of being able to
> count the number of installs.
> But KDE cares about privacy and it's in our Vision and I don't want to
> be accused of violating that.  But currently I can't see how this can
> violate users privacy any more than an IP address can so I'm curious
> to hear what arguments might come up against this.
> Jonathan
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