RedHat do great work
Posted Oct 12, 2006 14:39 UTC (Thu) by Felix_the_Mac
Parent article: How many Fedora users are there?
As many people have stated above it seems entirely reasonable for RH to want to have an idea of how many people are using Fedora.
Like many people I don't want to be tracked, but I don't mind being counted.
For example, this could be done by taking a hash of my hard-disk serial number and transmitting it to Redhat when I run software update, this could be stored and my IP address discarded immediately.
As has been pointed out, RedHat (with or without Fedora), hires many great programmers whose code or fixes are all given back to the community under the terms of the GPL.
In particular (IMHO) many thanks to RedHat and Ingo Molnar for the great work that he has been churning out for years. :-)
(BTW, I use Ubuntu)
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