Re: Modifying GNOME-About to count users

On Maw, 2005-07-05 at 16:21, 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..

Its problematic to do any kind of automation like that - permission
belongs with the company not the user in many cases. It may also trigger
charges on GPRS networks and the like.


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