BSDStats - What is involved ... ?

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
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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