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Re: Enabling feedback pluging for MariaDB 10.1.4
I am no lawyer, but please consider possible legal problems for users.
1) I sign an NDA with my customer
2) I enable Feedback
3) You see things I shouldn't reveal.
I know that my data are not sent. And you say it's anonymous.
But you will have at least the server's IP and MAC.
The real problem is not if we trust trusting YOU (I do) - the real problem is that sending that data could be illegal.
Lun 9/3/15, Jean Weisbuch <jean@xxxxxxxxxx> ha scritto:
Oggetto: Re: [Maria-discuss] Enabling feedback pluging for MariaDB 10.1.4
Data: Lunedì 9 marzo 2015, 22:12
As long as its limited to beta and alpha releases i dont
that bad to enable it by default as users using these
should already be aware of their not production-ready
As it seems to be simple to enable/disable the plugin
"feedback" variable, it shouldnt be a problem
to deactivate it if
the server is upgraded to a GA release.
I cant say about the real interest of the harvested
it could be of interest to see if a significant number
of users are
trying to install these versions on exotic
with a very high cpu count for example.
Collecting the libc version (when applicable) could also
interresting i think.
Le 09/03/2015 21:47,
Adam Scott a
Maybe make it an
option when installing?
On Mon, Mar 9,
2015 at 1:05 PM, Justin
I agree with Kristian. Given the way it
statistics are really meaningless and I feel
shouldn't drive important choices based
statistics. I personally would suggest
link to a feedback/survey form with web
display a message after rpm/deb installation
something like "please visit http://blah/blah/blah/survey
to tell us more about the features you use
direct the future development of
MariaDB". This has an
added bonus: not all users know about all
a list/survey of the important and
could get more users to use them.
Just my $.02
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 1:19
AM, Kristian Nielsen <knielsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> for the alpha so I suggested
that we should enable it for
> the beta period of MariaDB
(10.*1* beta, I guess?)
> As most MariaDB users should
feedback is totally anonymous
> and no private or sensitive
> Any comments, suggestions or
I think it is a bad idea.
Please do not do
"Phone-home" is a misfeature
in any product, and
even more so in system
software like a database.
And besides, the information is much
than you think, because of
unknown, but probably extreme, data
skew. In fact,
it will probably be more
harmful than useful because people
will use bad
data to justify bad
Experience supports this point of view
download numbers. They do not
include apt-get / yum / etc.
judging from IRC
conversations are the majority. Yet
continuely refer to them as though
they mean anything, just because they
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