We need to be really careful with this. Although Microsoft does this
you also agree to their license and its usage. To remain open and
free when you start collecting data you breach that same trust and
open source. When you link something to collect data you must also
inform the customer that you are doing so, this may have some
negative effects on distribution and usage. I have in the past and
still do have a written survey on how they heard of us, do they use
the product, what release, etc. The same survey does not require
contact information unless they wish to be involved. What I am
trying to say is since there is no user license agreement or user
statement that informs the customer that you are doing so, it will
breach privacy of the user, and possibly loose the customer from
using the product. Just be careful with this, you may want to check
with the legal folks prior to attempting to collect information.
On 7/18/2016 11:56 AM, Justin W. Flory
On 07/11/2016 07:17 AM, Mohd Izhar Firdaus Ismail
I'm wondering if there is a way for me to get raw anonymized
or something) logs of people using Fedora around the world?. Eg:
download logs with origin country or something.
Is this data opened up? .. Having this as open data I think can
determining impact of activities.
Hello! I think this is a good question to ask, and you're also
definitely not the first.
There are certain things Fedora is able to discern and some things
that are not available to us, in order to preserve user's privacy.
At the end of the day, preserving the privacy of the user is the
number one priority and comes before all else. For this reason, we
don't collect information such as hashed IP addresses from systems
actively running Fedora, or even counters of how many active
installations there are.
However, there are some things that we are able to discern. I know
one example of this is the number of yum/dnf connections made to
Fedora repositories. While not the best or even the most
consistent way of measuring growth or popularity, it can serve as
a good indicator, and doesn't violate the privacy of users.
Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller presented with some of this
data in his "State of Fedora" talk at Flock 2015 (and also some
other conferences after). You can see more information about his
talk and this information at the following pages.
As for where to find or access this specific information, I
wouldn't be able to advise. You could try asking on the Fedora
Infrastructure mailing list or asking in #fedora-admin on freenode
Hope this helps answer some of your questions. :)
Justin W. Flory
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