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Re: revenue sharing agreement with DuckDuckGo

On Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:06:46 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 01:55:37PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > DDG will earmark traffic originating for Debian, for browsers who want
> > > to do so, by using the search URL
> > > https://duckduckgo.com/?q={{search}}&t=debian
> > 
> > The privacy implications of this need to be considered. At least for
> > Chromium there is no indication in the user agent that the user is
> > using Debian.
> Thanks for pointing this out. Let's consider them then.

Should this not be a debconf question, along the lines of popcon, but as
a machine wide:

   Do you mind trading a little privacy to allow us to declare your use
   of Debian to search engines, and thus possibly benefit from revenue
   sharing arising from your searches?

No idea if that should default to yes or no.  It also might be better to
make that less search specific.

We could also have a debconf question for setting the default search
engine across all browsers, which defaults to unset, and is low
priority, so that people can preseed it, but the browser packagers get
to make their own decisions if the value has not been set.

Cheers, Phil.
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