Dear Doctor Professor Mr. Lunduke, Esq.,
I am a DevOps Engineer professionally and an Android ROM developer. I know a ton of telemetry can be detrimental to your freedom, and I hate it myself, but it is a major metric in my job. I've wanted to add telemetry to our open source Android ROM to give me a better idea of what/how features are used. I plan on it being anonymous, only incrementing values on the server.
Do you think open source telemetry is evil?
P.S. I use Arch
@USARedDragon Here's a thought.
Produce two ROMs with and without telemetry. Fully disclose the function and purpose of the telemetry and let the user decide which to download.
You might be surprised to see downloads of your telemetry-enabled ROM do happen.
@neildarlow I like that idea. Easy enough to try out
@paulfree14 oh no! Someone works as a small cog in a company that may have supported ICE?! I guess by that logic, everyone in the military also supports ICE because they are tangentially related. Seriously, fuck off and get a life
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