[tex-live] TL 13 -- how many maintained installations are there?

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 15:51:09 CEST 2014

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Philip Taylor wrote:
> Norbert Preining wrote:
>>> I do not see why this needs to be opt-in.  Why not
>>> have TLMGR (attempt to) update a remote database with
>>> anonymised usage data every time it is invoked ?  Who
>>> could possibly object ?
>> While I would be happy (for my ego) to see the numbers, I object strongly.
>> I despise any software that phones home, out of whatever reasons, if it
>> is not strictly opt-in.
>> I will not support or implement any automatic phone-home mechanism.
> OK, let me re-cast the above :  "Who (apart from Norbert) could
> possibly object ?".

Me (too) and probably many others. While I would certainly be among
the first ones to opt-in to report statistics about my TL
installation, I don't like the idea of free software trying to "phone
home" by default.


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