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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: Google Analytics on download.openoffice.org
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:24:56 GMT
On Fri, 2012-03-23 at 09:02 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 8:55 AM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2012-03-23 at 08:43 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> >> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 8:42 AM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> >> > On Thu, 2012-03-22 at 07:38 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> >> >> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 12:31 AM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com>
wrote:
> >> >> > On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 22:23 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> >> >> >> I'd like to enable Google Analytics on our download page.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> This would allow us to collect some important data, such as
the
> >> >> >> geographical distribution of download requests.  This information
has
> >> >> >> been sought for 3.4 mirror distribution planning. It can also
provide
> >> >> >> continuity of our download statistics which we would otherwise
lose
> >> >> >> when moving off of MirrorBrain.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Of course, if some else is willing to implement an alternative
way of
> >> >> >> collecting this info, then I'd love it hear it.  But I think
GA is the
> >> >> >> most direct method.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Lazy consensus, 72 hours, etc.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> > Howdy Rob
> >> >> >
> >> >> > The data collected would be available to the public or?
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> We could certainly run periodic reports and make them public.  There
> >> >> is nothing that prevents us from doing that.  But GA itself is account
> >> >> based, so anyone with direct access requires an email
> >> >> address/password.   But they do allow multiple users, so one option
> >> >> would be to add PMC members to the account on request.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >>
> >> > Hi Rob
> >> >
> >> > Ok - but would like to see us decide how the data will be used and
> >> > disseminated prior to setting this up.
> >> >
> >> > -1 on the request for the moment then.
> >> >
> >>
> >> So what is your exact objection to "run periodic reports and make them public"?
> >
> > None really - I would just like to cover a few things prior to launch
> > and right now I need to focus on a couple of other tasks - given the way
> > you worded the first request with a reference to lazy consensus and
> > invoking a clock doesn't leave much wiggle room... so I figure it cuts
> > both ways and I'm trying to turn off the clock for another day, two
> > tops. I'll do my best to come back to this today.
> >
> > Is that OK with you.
> >
> 
> OK.  That is fine. But remember, one reason we're trying to collect
> this info is for mirror planning, to give SourceForge some info they
> were seeking.  So this is 3.4-related as well.  If you want, we could
> just go ahead with instrumentation of the download page, for that
> purpose, and hold with that for now.

I understand - I'll do my level best to come back to this topic before
COB (your/our time) today. Prep work is of course reasonable.

Best wishes,

//drew


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