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?
 e.g.: http://popcon.debian.org/ and http://lwn.net/Articles/75753/
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
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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