Microsoft's Port 25 blog ("Communication from the Open Source Community at Microsoft") reports
on an upgrade to the CodePlex open source project hosting site
that allows projects to instrument their code to get runtime analytics. For those open source projects that aren't using Visual Studio 2010, it recommends something called "Dotfuscator", which is a proprietary .NET binary obfuscator, to inject the intstrumentation. (VS2010 evidently already includes it). This is a rather different view of open source than we are used to. "The Runtime Intelligence Service lets developers inject usage instrumentation directly into application binaries. When the application is run by an end-user, the instrumentation will collect analytics data from the application, but no personally identifiable information is ever collected, and applications can include opt-out dialogues.
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