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Re: Fedora Board Recap 2008-JUL-08



On Mon, 14 Jul 2008, Jeff Spaleta wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 10:12 PM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath redhat com> wrote:
> > Do we want to include something else with this?  I only ask because if in
> > the future we decide we want something else, it'll be another checkbox or
> > re-wording and asking everyone to re-check it.  For example, does time
> > zone or locale fall in the same category as geo data?
>
> Can we use a blanket opt-in checkbox so we can aggregate any and all
> account information? or is there information we would never ever want
> the ability to aggregate? Do we need a checkbox per field? So as we
> add fields people get a new opt-in checkbox?
>

We could... but not even I would check it.

> If I were going to do one checkbox it would read sort of like this:
> I am allowing the Fedora project to publish details of my account as
> part of aggregate data summaries.
>
> So we would be able to use an accounts ip address, geo data, locale,
> or even name, such as part of counting or trending statistics.  For
> example what if we wanted  to know how many contributors had a last
> names starting with M or S? By ticking this box we could include your
> personal information in that aggregate count.  Obviously that sort of
> alphabetic breakdown would unlikely to be needed. But it serves as an
> example of a way to take obviously personal identifying information
> and aggregating it.
>

AFAIK, we can use IP address now.  Though we don't link it to a username.

	-Mike


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