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From Andy Wenk <a...@nms.de>
Subject Re: Sharing data with third-parties
Date Thu, 01 May 2014 19:32:33 GMT
Hi Noah,

+1 for your suggestions where and with whom to share the for 1), 2), 3) and
4).

Cheers

Andy


On 1 May 2014 20:50, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:

> Marketing team,
>
> I'd like to discuss the privacy of data the project collects, so we
> know what can be shared on the lists, and with interested
> third-parties.
>
> I'd like to cover these types of data:
>
> 1) Download stats
> 2) Web analytics for the website and the blog
> 3) Size of the mailing lists
> 4) Composition of the mailing lists
>
> Here's what that data can be used for:
>
> (1) and (2) can be used to measure popularity of CouchDB and how our
> marketing efforts and releases have an impact on the project.
>
> (3) can be used to get a sense of how big the community is, and how
> that is changing over time.
>
> (4) can be used to get demographic information. There are plenty of
> tools that will mine information from a list of email addresses,
> linking people up with employers, LinkedIn profiles, and other social
> media.
>
> Now, as far as I am concerned:
>
> (1) is fine and I am happy sharing that on this list.
>
> (2) should be for committers by default only, but relevant info can be
> posted if it helps us in our marketing efforts. Popular page views,
> specific page views, paths/clicktrails, browser demographics, and so
> on.
>
> But what about information like location, age, gender, interests and
> so on (which you can get from some analytics tools). I think we'd have
> to make sure that whatever was being shared publicly was 1) actually
> useful to us and needed to be shared, and 2) heavily aggregated so as
> not to cause any privacy concerns.
>
> (I am more interested in doing the right thing here than I am getting
> around the legalities of the situation.)
>
> (3) is fine, and we share this every three months already in our board
> reports.
>
> (4) seems like something that ought to be confidential and not shared
> with anyone outside of the PMC for any purpose.
>
> If we shared (4) with anyone, we'd have to share it with everyone, per
> our strict vendor neutral position. And there is already a strong
> consensus on the internal ASF press@ list that this is out of the
> question.
>
> What do other people think?
>
> Thank you,
>
> --
> Noah Slater
> https://twitter.com/nslater
>



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