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Re: [opensuse] Registration in 10.1
On Sun, May 14, 2006 at 11:42:01AM +0100, Thomas Hertweck wrote:
> I don't think anybody here has a problem with the kind of information
> that is submitted.

Erhard Sanio had a problem with it.

> It seems to be only technical information - at least
> at the moment, and some parts of it are public anyway when you surf in
> the internet.

And you can decide not not register.

> But, you know, once such a "registration" is in place,
> it's very easy to change the amount of information being submitted, or
> to change the overall registration process.

Sure that is possible, it is however not probable. The moment that
happens, you don't use that product anymore. You know that, I know that
and Novell knows that.

> From my point of view, it
> creates the wrong overall picture for an open source community project
> (yes, I know that there is Novell in the background), some people are
> therefore suspicious.

>From my point of view it make Linux a more profesional way of working. Not
only is it a bunch of people working on it, it also has the backing of a
company that is motivated enough in Open Source. So much that even the
shareholders say to keep on pushing this Open Source stuff and keep going
in the Linux direction.
The fact that you have a choice wether you want to send the information or
not is more then we had before. Before we had one option: not to send

> Maybe it's just the name that activates many
> warning bells, or it's the general trend to gather and stockpile all
> kind of information - whether really required for an operation or not.

Again, if you don't want to send the information, dont.

> I think that Novell/SUSE have been a bit unlucky with some of the names
> they have chosen. For instance, calling the 10.0 SUSE version with the
> 3rd party software an "evaluation" version was very misleading. Maybe
> the word "registration" in this context here is just another example.
> Names need to be chosen very carefully, otherwise the users get the
> wrong idea of what this is all about...

I have long stopped being paranoid, because I know I am followed.
Especially on the Internet.

Nutze die Zeit. Sie ist das Kostbarste, was wir haben, denn es
ist unwiederbringliche Lebenszeit. Leben ist aber mehr als Werk
und Arbeit, und das Sein wichtiger als das Tun - Johannes Müller-Elmau

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