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From Omar Mefire <omef...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Collecting Telemetry data for Apache Cordova project
Date Mon, 09 May 2016 17:46:00 GMT
ping ...
Any updates regarding this ?

The development of this feature is almost complete and the missing part is
the privacy notice.

See the PR here for implementation details:
https://github.com/apache/cordova-cli/pull/247

Omar Mefire,


On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 3:09 PM, Omar Mefire <omefire@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have recently started working on the telemetry inclusion into Cordova
> and would like to request help from Apache Legal with drafting the privacy
> notice.
>
> Here is the detailed telemetry proposal:
> - https://github.com/cordova/cordova-discuss/pull/43
> - https://github.com/cordova/cordova-discuss/pull/43/files
>
> Omar Mefire,
>
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 8:33 AM, Parashuram <n.parashuram@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I agree that there should be an opt-out method.
>>
>>
>> Parashuram
>> http://nparashuram.com
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 1:43 AM, Tommy Williams <tommy@devgeeks.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> "From my non-lawyer point of view, what's important is to make sure
>>> users are informed of what's happening, and can opt out of it.”
>>>
>>> This x 1000
>>>
>>> As a staunch privacy advocate, I would be very uncomfortable collecting
>>> data without allowing users to opt out.
>>>
>>> - tommy
>>>
>>>
>>> On 3 November 2015 at 09:08:54, Parashuram (n.parashuram@gmail.com)
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> David,
>>>
>>> Would you happen to have links to discussions of threads in the Flex or
>>> CloudStack projects where this is discussed ?
>>>
>>> I think we should atleast have a privacy policy, and let users opt out
>>> of collecting data. The main purpose of this data is to understand the
>>> places where users experience most errors, or the commands that are most
>>> unused in our Cordova tooling. Cordova has a NodeJS based command line
>>> interface and this is where the data would be collected. We have not yet
>>> decided on where this data is stored or who controls it.
>>>
>>> Before we looked into those questions, I first wanted to check if it was
>>> even ok for us to collect this information. Now that I understand that
>>> Apache does not have policies against collecting data, I think that it
>>> would make sense for Cordova committers to get back and answer the
>>> questions like
>>> - where the data lives - I am guessing this would be some Apache server
>>> - who can access this data - I think at the minimum, the apache
>>> committers and PMC would be able to access the data. We should discuss this
>>> in the community and see if it makes sense to let everyone be able to read
>>> this data, since this is aggregated and anonymous anyway.
>>> - Who controls the data - this should be the committers and the PMC, but
>>> will also be discussed in the community.
>>>
>>>
>>> Parashuram
>>> http://nparashuram.com
>>>
>>> On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 1:36 PM, David Nalley <david@gnsa.us> wrote:
>>>
>>>> The Flex folks connect some (very limited) telemetry.
>>>> The CloudStack folks are discussing it and working on it.
>>>> But I am unaware of any data collection policies from a foundation
>>>> perspective
>>>>
>>>> My personal questions would be:
>>>> * Where does the data live / how is it collected
>>>> * Who has access to it
>>>> * Who controls the data
>>>>
>>>> --David
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 12:24 AM, Parashuram N <panarasi@microsoft.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> > Hi,
>>>> >
>>>> > The Apache Cordova project currently has a command line interface
>>>> that our
>>>> > users use to create and developer multi-platform mobile applications.
>>>> The
>>>> > Apache Cordova community has been working on many features to make
>>>> the user
>>>> > experience better. Currently however, we have no way of knowing which
>>>> > features we implement are used by users and which are not. We also do
>>>> not
>>>> > have good data about the typical commands that fail or the situations
>>>> under
>>>> > which they fail.
>>>> >
>>>> > To make better informed decisions, one proposal that the community was
>>>> > discussing was about adding some sort of telemetry that reports back
>>>> data.
>>>> > This data would totally anonymous, aggregated and only used for data
>>>> driven
>>>> > decision making when deciding on implementing new features. I wanted
>>>> to
>>>> > understand if there are any Apache policies around telemetry. I am
>>>> not aware
>>>> > of other projects that collect telemetry, and wanted some guidance on
>>>> how to
>>>> > approach the problem.
>>>> >
>>>> > It would be great if you could point us to resources, or help us
>>>> understand
>>>> > best practices on collecting telemetry data for an Apache project.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>

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