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On 27/10/10 17:40, Marc Paré wrote:
Le 2010-10-27 12:32, AG a écrit :

Considering Marc's perspective, I think that it is fine to have a sense
of who the user-base is, where they are from (regional, not specific
granularity!!), the purpose for which they use the software (home/ work/
SOHO), and what component they use/ like the most (& why - i.e.
feedback). The focus is on the software, the use and the context of its
usage, and could be a user opt-in.

Is it feasible to adopt something akin to the Debian popularity contest
and apply that to the LibO installation process?[1]



[1] e.g.: and

Hi AG. Could you give an example?



I had in mind some kind of sub-routine that, with the user's sign in, would use system data (language preference, locality) along with LibO data (which components are used and relative frequency) and periodically send this data in an anonymised (scrubbed) manner to the LibO team for statistical analysis.

The process would have to be transparent, open to user scrutiny and something that they select to do as a contribution to the overall project development, much in the way that SETI would use spare cycles to crunch numbers and send off, in a similar way LibO could request that users sign up to send preference stats.

I'm no programmer so probably am not using the appropriate jargon, so I hope this clumsy description outlines the idea. The advantages are: the user doesn't have to register nor do anything aside from tick a box during LibO installation and second, it does lay the ground for promoting LibO as a community-led concept that has a "built in" means of recruiting and then using user feedback. The latter available through selection - like a continuum of data to send back to LibO including explicit feedback opportunities and joining a community to pool experience and expertise.

Something like that, anyway.


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