BSDStats - What is involved ... ?
Marc G. Fournier
scrappy at freebsd.org
Mon Aug 28 20:07:53 UTC 2006
On Mon, 28 Aug 2006, Brooks Davis wrote:
> While I understand (or think I understand) the motivations for this
> design goal, it's contrary to allowing collection of statistics from
> many people. I'd love to be able to publish data from the FreeBSD
> systems (300+) at work, but unless I can do it in an anonymized
> aggregate form it's not going to happen. I just can't justify leaking
> that much internal configuration information given a policy of hiding it
> (right or wrong and not subject to debate). If I could run my own stats
> server and publish from it that might be possible.
Agreggate submissions will never be possible, as it will definitely break
any attempts at keeping the data 'clean' :( I do understand that we will
never be able to get *everyone* reporting, but we will try as much as
possible to make it easy for as many as possible to report *within* limits
I'm going to work on an 'email submission' method in September, that would
allow repoting to go *thru* one mailbox, and will include a
confirmation/challenge stage *per* server though ...
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