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Fedora implements a new counting mechanism for ostree-based systems. If you want to opt-out from being counted a Fedora user, the article announcing the counting, is telling you:

fedoramagazine.org/getting-bet

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@vonderleyen@twitter.com We need a strict ban on biometric mass surveillance in public spaces! Help us push for it by signing the European citizens’ initiative #ReclaimYourFace today: reclaimyourface.eu

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@Liberapay just curious, but why do I need an liberapay account for a donation via e.g. bank transfer?

If you need a reason to live, I have one word for you: Strawberry cake.

Other people have favourites on GitHub, I mirror the repositories instead.

git.shivering-isles.com/explor

And you can even subscribe to it, by subscribing to git.shivering-isles.com/shiver.

Every now and then, a new repository is added :)

Thoughts on telemetry 

Another idea would be the system-wide collection of these data and require a user-review on submit unless they decided to let it automatically submit.

This user-review would allow to review all telemetry data that is collected per application and enable or disable the submission of this data to upstream data providers.

This way the user is always in control and can decide what they want to share and what not. (Similar to the existing abrt reports)

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Thoughts on telemetry 

What is not provided by now, is a way to track feature usage unless you package each feature individually. Here we really have to look into the details because this can easily result in profiling.

While this is the most useful data of the telemetry, it's also the most critical. We might need a way to announce a feature name with a boolean that is collected on a distro level as "trustworthy data handler" providing the detailed information only on a reasonable sample size.

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Thoughts on telemetry 

I guess an easy way to pull these data together from the various vendors is missing. On Fedora abrt creates bugzilla tickets. Obviously, unless you also maintain the Fedora distro package, you won't get any of the crash reports. Doing that for every distro is absurd. So we need an easier way to move tickets upstream.

For the OS stats, each distro builds their own solution. Collecting these metrics in a reasonable wax including the variation on package name is a challenge.

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Thoughts on telemetry 

I think it is valid for a vendor to try to get a view on the install base e.g. how many versions of my software run on which kind of systems. Those should be plain numbers, which on Linux can easily provided by a package manager. (We already do that on various distros)

It's also in the interest of the user, to have an easy way to report crashes to a vendor, without being overly into software development. Again, we have abrt for that on an OS level.

So what is missing?

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Finde es ehrlich gesagt hochgradig lächerlich von #Microsoft, dass sie es als Marktführer mit liebster Unterstützung der Behörden nicht hinbekommen, ein gesetzeskonformes Produkt anzubieten.
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Now may home directory swap is in the makings :3 looking forward to how it turns out :D

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Even better that I produced a corrupt installation medium and didn't test it before exchanging the SSD of the device.

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Good that I'm a real professional, otherwise I would have noticed that I forgot to download and setup the system image on the USB stick, AFTER installing the new SSD.

Some important rules to play this game: Write long, unaccusing, friendly emails. When you are redirected between responsibilities, do some fingerpointing, mention that the pointing authoritity doesn't value the targeted authority's time. Provide a small amount of proofs/hints (1-2 links of well-known news or research papers).

Mainly ask questions. If they are not answered, mention that they missed answering your question and ask it again.

It's a fun little game.

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My personal way of protest: Writing critical e-mails to government institutions, officials and politicians while listening to Halestorm:

youtube.com/watch?v=4sXoA7B5yJ

And if you think that's the work of a mad person, you are probably completely correct :)

It's okay to be taught stuff in school that you'll never need again in your life. Because if you only know and do what you need, it's called survival, not life.

It took me quite a long time to realise of, yes, I never needed to learn about Greek mythology using poems written by people in the 18/19th century, but it's good to know.

There might be better things to learn, but there is basically nothing one should not learn. Knowledge is human kind's greatest treasure. Enjoy learning it.

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here's a MASSIVE post with a great collection of telemetry guidelines in Free/Open Source Software:
github.com/audacity/audacity/p

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