[Foundation-l] Google Webmaster Tools and Foundation projects

Brian Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu
Sat Nov 3 00:00:08 UTC 2007

I've been encouraging the Foundation to release a subset of the data they
collect for years. As a body, they seem reluctant to develop a consistent
policy. Therefore, I don't consider this reasoning broken. They don't want
to develop the policies, so this is another way that we can proceed with
releasing to the public a significant subset of the statistics relating to
how people access the site. I'm also not sure about the current state of the
statistics gathering at the Foundation. In the past, those logs were deleted
immediately, although I know some other work has gone on.

On 11/2/07, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 2, 2007 7:50 PM, Brian <Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu> wrote:
> > Gregory, do you have a specific reason that makes this a bad idea? The
> data
> > the Foundation collects is sufficient to personally identify users. The
> data
> > that Google makes available to the Foundation is not. Please discuss...
> I did not comment on it being a bad idea or not.
> But the reasoning that data from another source which is identical to
> what we collect is different from releasing data that we collect is
> ... well.. broken.
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