Default Search Change

Rick Spencer rick.spencer at
Tue Jan 26 18:03:50 GMT 2010

On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 09:26 +0000, Alan Pope wrote:
> 2010/1/26 Jono Bacon <jono at>:
> > I wanted to drop you a note to inform you of two changes that are being planned for Lucid that could generate some discussion for your respective councils.
> >
> Thanks for the heads up.
> > If you have any questions or queries surrounding this move, don't hesitate in getting in touch with Rick Spencer<rick.spencer at>   (head of the Ubuntu Desktop Team) or myself.
> >
> The last time the search options were played with (during the dev
> cycle, not on release) there was a mini-uproar. One point which was
> raised and never (as far as I can tell) answered, was the question of
> the data being sent from $search_provider to Canonical.
> Other than revenue data, what specific data about our users is going
> to be sent back from Yahoo/Google to Canonical?
This is a very good question. I assume that we will get some kind
anonymous usage data as part of the "Revenue" data, and I assume there
will be a breakdown by market. Other than that, I am trying to get
specifics atm. Since we don't have this implemented yet, no one can log
in and see what is the report yet :/

I'll keep you posted.

Cheers, Rick

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