Re: d-i and popcon
Quoting Peter Vandenabeele (email@example.com):
> In a large contract we signed recently, the presence of "illicit software"
> (phone home, time bombs, backdoors, ...) was the condition with the harshest
> penalties (unlimited liability, recovery of all damages, contractual
> possibility for civil and criminal penalties against contractor ...). I
> prefer to not send a quote from the original text, but this is no joke.
> So, from a privacy and legal point of view, you might have to
> _very explicitely_ document this "phone home" feature to the user and at
> least provide the explicit option to not install or activate it.
Popcon is not activated by default. And has never been. It asks, at
high priority, a question about activating the feature for reporting
installed software. The dfault answer is, of course, not activating it.
Have you seriously once imagined that Debian would provide a phone
home feature AND activate it by default ? :-)