On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 10:11 -0600, Mike McGrath wrote:
On 1/31/07, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203(a)freenet.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 09:26 -0600, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > Hey guys, smolt is in a state now where it can be released and tested
> > by the general public. Currently smolt-firstboot has firstboot
> > integration with opt in/out. My question for the dev's is:
> > Do we as a community want to include this by default in Fedora 7?
> OK, now that you have asked, you'll be prepared to facing a very clear
> answer: NO, NEVER.
> It must be strictly optional and even then, it should require explicit
> interactive user activation.
> I am not willing to accept any unsupervised, non-opt-in data
> transmission from any package in Fedora and will prepare a proposal to
> change the Fedora Package Guidelines accordingly.
Lucky for me then, I based the firstboot integration off of the EULA.
Its very easy to opt out of.
Wouldn't it be better as an opt-in? Sure, you'll probably get less data
due to uninformed/lazy/security conscience/or tinfoil hat types not
opting in (I might be one of the above), but you'll probably make more
people feel comfortable with adding it...