Re: d-i and popcon
On Sun, Feb 13, 2005 at 11:00:35AM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Peter Vandenabeele (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > 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.
I only joined after rc2, so I was not asked the question ... But this seems
> Have you seriously once imagined that Debian would provide a phone
> home feature AND activate it by default???:-)
I wanted to add that it would be a risky idea to play it differently.