[tomboy-list] Collecting usage data
tommi at asiala.info
Wed Jun 20 07:48:26 PDT 2007
On Wednesday 20 June 2007 16:32:38 Sanford Armstrong wrote:
> I think it would be great if we could collect anonymous usage data
> from within Tomboy, and phone home with the data. After all, we're
> open source, and it should be easy to verify that we don't send any
> private data. However, I suppose it takes trust in whoever runs the
> server that they are not collecting IP addresses, etc. Maybe it would
> only be a very small percentage of users who would enable such data
> collection. Also, is this evil?
> I dunno, I'm just brain dumping here. Any thoughts?
I don't think it's evil at all when done right. I think it's great idea,
But think of it the other way around: maybe it would only be a very small
percentage of users who would *disable* such data collection. So when Tomboy
is run for the first time, the user would get an dialog asking if he/she
would like to contribute anonymous statistical information [with detailed
description of course] for using this fine piece of software. Answer would
default to yes.
As a user, I'd like to see that my data goes to Gnome foundation.
Public encryption key: http://tommi.asiala.info/files/public.asc
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