Le 2010-10-27 15:30, AG a écrit :
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.
I don't think I would favour this. There is too much potential for
gathering data from users and we could really run in trouble if
criticism were to spread that we are data mining our LibO users.
Is there anything like that on the debian project?
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