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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice Traffic Tracking
Date Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:59:26 GMT
On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM, TJ Frazier <tjfrazier@cfl.rr.com> wrote:
> On 2/27/2012 17:13, Kay Schenk wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM, Roberto
>> Galoppini<rgaloppini@geek.net>wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> The main site at http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/ seems to
>>> have a weird Google Analytics setup. It has a local copy of the GA
>>> javascript instead of using the real one.
>>
>>
>>
>> well this is a bit odd. Maybe some no longer current implementation.
>>
>> Do you know to who belongs
>>>
>>> that?
>>>
>>> If you're ok with that we might get rid of that and create a new one,
>>> so that we can all have a better understanding of the traffic streams.
>>>
>>> Roberto
>
> [...]
>
>
>> I don't know anything about the current setup. I, personally, would
>> certainly be fine with changing it.
>>
> The site tracks downloads by extension per day, week, month, and year (no
> idea how; script-related?), and displays these for users. If it gathers
> anything else, nobody is listening.
>

We discussed enabling Google Analytics site-wide (within the project)
several months ago.  There was no consensus at that time to enable it.
  Some Apache projects use it and find it useful. Others don't use it
at all.  There are some privacy implications [1], and feelings vary on
whether or not having Google Analytics enabled is a net good thing.
Personally, I like it.  But if we are to use it then we need to make
sure our privacy policy / terms of use document reflects this.

But until we've had that higher level discussion and agreement, I'd be
more comfortable if we simply commented out or removed the tracking
code for now.

[1] http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

> /tj/
>

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