@khm Sorry to say that but opensource software heavily NEEDS usable user data. We're so far behind that there isnt even a competition, mostly because much dev work is spend on things nobody cares instead of going in a direction where the user expects it to go. Asking for users to give feedback doesnt work, as you want to have data from the average user, not the with-opensource-involved-nerd.
You havent got the point :(
1. it's not banned for <13yo, it's legally saved for Audacity not get sued for receiving data of <13yo, because they arent the ones to blame.
2. opt-in is useless. You wont get any usefull data. enabled by default, yet asked to disable on first startup is a sane option
3. "no more than is absolutely necessary" is another wishywashy. Everything is necessary to improve product quality.
My main concern is this:
Those who use the software should make such decisions, or at least have a strong voice in the matter, not those who happen to "own" it.
Yes, I know telemetry is a method of determining what people want. But that's not enough to decide how much telemetry itself people actually want or need.
There's a cost, and a balance must be made. MuseGroup will primarily act in their own self-interest (as is natural according to free market principles), so they shouldn't be trusted to make the best decision in this matter.
Fully agree with you. The thing is, when it comes to telemetry, and especially in the linux community there is no talk, no clear technical or logical reasoning. The community instantly goes full emotional mode and screams "FORK!" and whatever.
You can hope that you have some people in the dev team who look at both sides and start a quality discussion, while ignoring all the loud noises around. TBH I couldn't do that.
@workingsea to grow and stay competitive i can't think of anything else. How would you do interface refreshes, optimizations to the workflow or simply cleanups without knowing your general audience?
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