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Re: percentage of popcon submitters

markus schnalke <meillo@marmaro.de> writes:

> I know it is not possible to _know_ the real percentage of uses which
> submit popcon stats of all users. But I want to ask for guesses, because
> more oppinions do likely improve the result.
> My current guess is between 1/3 and 2/3.
> What do you think?

We run Debian or Ubuntu on around 500 machines and only submit popcon
results from about four of them.

It's hard to talk institutional computer security departments into the
idea that the minor risk of the information released by popcon (what
packages on your servers are missing security patches, basically) is worth
it for just the warm fuzzy feelings of contributing.  I suspect that
popcon is not running on most large institutional Debian installations.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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