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Re: The number of etch installations is rocketing...

Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, 12 Apr 2007, Fabio Tranchitella wrote:
> > * 2007-04-12 11:29, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > I wonder if it would be reasonable to make d-i hit one of two urls
> > > depending on whether the user chose to enable popcon, and count
> the
> > > results.
> >
> > Isn't this a violation of user's privacy? If the user hitted `No',
> this
> > really means that he doesn't want to call home.
> As long as we don't use that to collect sensitive information, it
> would be
> ok IMO. (Of course, a preseed question could avoid it completely too)
> Fedora has done it and while the initial discussion came up with such
> concerns, they have done so without creating major troubles or loosing
> developers, etc.
> I remember this LWN article on this topic:
> http://lwn.net/Articles/203694/
> I can't find a newer article with the final decision taken and the
> rationale but that would be interesting for this discussion.

There's this, which refers to an article on linux.com:


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