[arch-dev-public] [draft] pkgstats round two: take your vote and help improving Arch

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Thu Sep 23 09:25:46 EDT 2010

On Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:55:45 +0800
Ray Rashif <schiv at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 23 September 2010 19:34, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be>
> wrote:
> > Shouldn't we add something like "all information is anonymous, we
> > collect no information that can identify you" or something?
> Good point. In that case, a revision of the above:
> Two years ago, we introduced <a
> href="http://www.archlinux.org/news/pkgstats-contribution-was-never-that-easy/">pkgstats</a>.
> This time, after a major revamp, we are re-introducing it to you!
> Contributing is as easy as installing the package - a weekly cron job
> will take care of the rest. You will be sending us a list of packages
> installed on your system, along with the architecture and mirror you
> use. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you,
> but it will help us prioritize our efforts and make Arch even better.
> So, go ahead and spread the word!
> For more details see pkgstats -h or just read the simple source code.
> You can view the collected data at the <a
> href="https://www.archlinux.de/?page=Statistics">Statistics page</a>.

Looks better.

Btw, about the "cannot be used to identify you" thing; what was
ultimately decided on identification of a system?
I just checked the pkgstats 2.1 code, and I don't see anything about
ip/disk UUID/.. whatever was decided.


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