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Re: Smolt: Fedora Hardware Profiler



On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 00:04 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On 1/31/07, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 17:11 -0700, Tom Tromey wrote:
> > > >>>>> "Ralf" == Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> writes:
> > >
> > > >> The smolt data looked quite nice to me.  Good stuff to know.
> > >
> > > Ralf> Pardon, but you'd better never mention the word "security" in a Fedora
> > > Ralf> context again ;)
> > >
> > > Yeah.  It's kind of hard to want to get involved again.
> > >
> > > I understand you're more worried about people somehow getting your
> > > hardware profile than I am.  That's even understandable.  What I don't
> > > understand is why clicking "No" is not enough.
> > It's probably a cultural difference.
> >
> > In Europe, esp. in Germany, "data collectionitis of certain enterprises"
> > and "data privacy" are _VERY_ _HOT_ political topics.

> > Fact is, what you seem to take for granted, isn't in Germany. The legal
> > details are complicated, it would require to be a laywer to elaborate,
> > but German's laws mandate "explicit opt-in" and mandate explicit
> > regulations on many other details (e.g. timed deletion of data)
> > in many situations.
> 
> So what you're saying is that the hardware profiler should be opt in only?
Yes, this would be the minimum requirement to "not let Fedora to appear as jerks".

The more explicit and detailed, the better.

Ralf



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