"Dial home" or "phone home" is a euphimism from the movie ET. It
refers to software that "checks in" periodically with the software devolper.
Many people consider phone home implementations not to be features so much as spyware.
----- Original Message -----
From: nevio carlos de alarcão <nevinhoalarcao(a)gmail.com>
To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list <mediawiki-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:22:25 -0300
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] MediaWiki version statistics
Hi, could you explain what does this dial home feature
mean? It would be
more comprehensive toward those who are not software expert but do want to
contribute. Thank you. Regards, Nevio