On 10/27/20 9:57 PM, Olivier Lemasle wrote:
I'm packaging Open Policy Agent  (OPA) for Fedora. However, with version 0.20.0,
OPA added a telemetry service, enabled by default, reporting to a OPA-managed service the
OPA version, a UUID and the build architecture (cf changelog  and privacy information
I didn't find any Fedora policy regarding this kind of opt-out telemetry, so I asked
the Fedora Packaging Commitee for advice . I got advised to ask Fedora community on
this mailing list.
So do you think it is ok to package OPA as is, or should I patch it to make telemetry
opt-in by disabling it by default in the Fedora package?
More globally, what do you think should be done in Fedora packages when an upstream
project includes a telemetry service?
Fedora has always obeyed a "no phone home" policy, i.e. "no telemetry"
or other means of espionage by default.
Besides this, any "by default active telemetry" would likely be unlawful
in the EU, because it violates the GDPR