Fasttrack: The case for spyware
We need data to take decisions
Nowadays lots of software projects have an option to report anonymized usage data to help developers take design decisions, it's time we join the wagon.
Your phone probably has an option to help developers improve the quality of your software, Firefox also has a few reporting options, Ubuntu is reporting crashes automatically. In KDE land we've had a ancestral hatred against user data reporting, but we can correctly anonymize such data and it will surely help in decisions like "Should the 'Show Full Screen' option be shown in the Settings menu or in the View"? How many people is disabling Desktop Search? etc.
Start time: 11:25
Track: Fast Track
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