On 07/11/2016 07:17 AM, Mohd Izhar Firdaus Ismail wrote:
I'm wondering if there is a way for me to get raw anonymized (hashed IPs
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 help in
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 IRC.
Hope this helps answer some of your questions. :)
Justin W. Flory