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Re: [RFC PATCH v1] telemetry design overview (part 1)




On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 12:00:57AM +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:

> I also have to look at this issue from the interests of what is best for
> the FLOSS community and for users as a whole.  Adding in functionality
> that sends off usage data from a command-line tool, especially one that
> is as widely used as Git is, is not in the interests of users as a
> whole, nor is it common practice in FLOSS tools.

I'm not sure if this last statement is true. For instance, many tools
have crash-reporting functionality, and some contain more advanced
telemetry. E.g.:

  https://wiki.mozilla.org/Telemetry

Personally I do not like this sort of data collection at all, and never
enable it. And I would be highly suspicious of any FLOSS tool that
shipped with it enabled by default. But it seems like at least some
projects _do_ find it useful, and enough people enable it to make it
worth carrying as a feature.

-Peff