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Re: [Maria-discuss] Enabling feedback pluging for MariaDB 10.1.4


Why not make it pay-per-call? If this is valuable for MariaDB.com then they
can pay the submitter for each report. Maybe this is a great use for

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 2:17 AM, Sergei Golubchik <serg@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi, Ian!
> On Mar 11, Ian Gilfillan wrote:
> > I understand that the statistics would have some meaning, and
> > understand that there's no actual data being sent, etc.
> >
> > However, enabling the feedback plugin by default IS going to create a
> > whole lot of negative publicity for MariaDB. Is the limited data the
> > feedback plugin provides worthwhile? Look at the similar situation
> > with Ubuntu/Canonical. No matter how much they argued there was no
> > real risk, they suffered a huge amount of negative publicity and
> > eventually reversed the decision.
> Yes. This is my worry too. That's why Monty has sent this email,
> that's why it's planned to be enabled only for beta.
> But asking people to "please enable the feedback plugin" just doesn't
> work. It seems that most of our users don't care about it at all - I
> mean, they don't care whether it's enabled or not, and don't care to do
> anything.  That is, if the plugin is disabled - it'll stay disabled,
> that's what is happening on Linux. If it's enabled - it'll stay enabled,
> that's what is happening on Windows (MariaDB Windows installer has a
> special dialog about it with a checkbox that's enabled by default, if
> I'm not mistaken).
> > Why go through this pain? Rather use this as an opportunity to create
> > a thorough survey (which can provide far more detailed and useful
> > information than the plugin running on a beta version) and engage
> > constructively with the community. The survey has other benefits too,
> > as pointed out elsewhere in the thread - raising awareness of
> > lesser-known features, and just spreading the survey will be marketing
> > for MariaDB.
> Yes, survey is a good idea and I agree that we should do it.
> > And by all means, give people an option to enable the plugin on
> > installation, as long as it defaults to off.
> Okay, I'll see how we could pop up a dialog box during installation
> to give users an option to enable or disable the plugin. With the plugin
> being automatically disabled in non-interactive installations.
> Regards,
> Sergei
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