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Re: Automatically collect hardware information from users?

Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> writes:

> I just discovered ubuntu got a tool I have been planning to make for
> Debian, the hwdb-client package making it trivial for the user to
> submit information about their hardware to a central location.  The
> source for it is available from
> <URL:ftp://ftp.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hwdb-client/>, and the
> data is submitted to <URL:http://hwdb.ubuntu.com/>.
> Anyone know more about this?  That database would make the life of us
> discover-data maintainers a lot easier.  Should we set up our own
> database, or can we get access to and a copy of the Ubuntu database?

Shouldn't that be included in popularity-contest?


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