Re: Phoning home
Ian Jackson wrote:
> * Software in Debian should not communicate over the network except
> - in order to, and as necessary to, perform their function
> (which includes the established Debian software update
> distribution infrastructure); or
> - for other purposes with explicit permission from the user
I, as a user, package maintainer and software developer, would consider the
next two points more than enough (of course the usual wording is
* The user _MUST_ be notified about any kind of 'phoning home' the
package/software performs before it is done (letting the user quit/abort at
* The package/software SHOULD offer a way to disable the 'phoning home' code
if it contains such kind of 'feature'.
it at the confirmation step.
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