Am Montag, den 03.05.2010, 23:30 +0200 schrieb Björn Persson:
Thomas Janssen wrote:
> Good question about on or off by default. To make sense it should be
> on by default.
NO! Popcon may have its uses, and I actually have it enabled on my Debian
boxes, but it *must* be strictly opt-in. If it were on by default it would be
spyware, and I do *not* want an operating system with spyware in it.
Good point. +1
I don't think it's spyware, if it's enabled by default on the server
side, do you? e.g. sourceforge does the same with their statistics
counter (or any other web counter online).
'Phoning home' is indeed some kind of spyware...