Re: Modifying GNOME-About to count users

On Tue, 2005-07-05 at 11:21 -0400, Robert Love wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-07-05 at 14:37 +1200, John Williams wrote:
> > Essentially we propose modifying the GNOME About box to include a toggle
> > that indicate the user's permission to activate a program that would
> > periodically contact a central GNOME server.   Information that would be
> > transmitted and recorded has not been decided yet, but the prime
> > requirement is to record the number of current GNOME users (not
> > installations) on a (say) monthly basis.
> I can see the slashdot article now..
Really?  What does it say?

"GNOME gets off its arse and tries to measure market share in the
buildup to 10x10"


"GNOME acts like Evil Empire M$ by embedding secret software the spy on


It is exactly the latter that we want to avoid, by making this toggle
button off by default (as explained on the wiki page).

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