[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD & Google Analytics

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Tue Dec 11 16:38:38 EST 2012

On 12/11/12 12:42, George Rosamond wrote:
>>> And Ubuntu puts spyware in their OS.
>>> Let's all rush off the cliff!
>> I know this was intended as a tongue-and-cheek reference..but i think
>> there is a pretty big distinction b/w integrating 3rd party advertising
>> into your OS to make money off your end users versus leveraging 3rd
>> party tools as part of a feed-back loop to improve documentation and
>> site usability.
> I have no cheeks!
> (yes, tongue-and-cheek, but...) The reality is that what was
> unacceptable before has become the norm, specifically with privacy
> related issues.
> So what an Ubuntu could dare to do today was unheard of ten years ago.

i think it may be closer to what was not possible ten years ago is now 
technologically possible and available and some people are taking a stab 
at using this tech to improve the projects they are working on.  we 
obviously don't see eye to eye on this issue, but the good thing is we 
are discussing it in an open manner because it is still a community :)

as far as ubuntu...seems to me to just be a shitty business decision cut 
and dry.  i haven't seen any good engineering explanations as to how 
users would benefit from targeted advertising being coupled with an OS 
targeted mostly to a developer centric audience.


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org
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