Telemetry Policy - Remaining Questions

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Tue Oct 31 10:56:23 UTC 2017


On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:39:38 AM CET Volker Krause wrote:
> On Monday, 30 October 2017 21:24:59 CET Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > El dilluns, 30 d’octubre de 2017, a les 9:56:52 CET, Volker Krause
> > va
> > > Let's try to finally get this finished 
> > > 
> > > The only remaining blocker is the unique identification used by
> > > Kexi. There
> > > was some discussion about this around QtWS, and it seemed like
> > > there was consensus on having a strong policy on this topic would
> > > be a good thing for
> > > KDE, as opposed to e.g. turning this into just recommendations, or
> > > opening
> > > it up to unique identification. The suggested solution for Kexi
> > > was to add
> > > a special exception for it to the "These rules apply to all
> > > products released by KDE." statement of the policy.
> 
> > I'm confused, is that a workaround so that it doesn't apply to Kexi
> > by implying Kexi isn't released by KDE?
> 
> That sounds a bit convoluted to me, I was more thinking about making
> it a direct exception to the policy, e.g. like this:
> 
> "These rules apply to all products released by KDE (with the
> exception of Kexi, which uses a telemetry system predating this
> policy)."

This will make the communication downright awful, as people will
concentrate on the exception, not the rule.

I'm thinking along the lines of require code released by KDE to adopt
the policy and even add it to the manifesto as requirement to make it
easier to enforce. Kexi can always make it opt-in, and could be given
some time to do so before we officially adopt and require this
telemetry policy.

Jaroslaw, would that work for you?
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