Provide a GUI option in the installer to enable popcon

Andrew SB a.starr.b at
Wed Jun 24 17:07:23 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Matthew Paul Thomas<mpt at> wrote:
> The absolute size of a sample is more important, statistically, than its
> relative size. In other words, 1136581 popcon submissions is a large
> enough sample regardless of how many Ubuntu users there are in total.
> What is more important now is reducing bias -- bias towards current
> users against potential users, towards users who fiddle with settings
> against users who don't, and so on.

I was recently looking up some info for the upstream author of a
package I maintain in Debian and Ubuntu, and I saw that number. It's
pretty impressive that we have over one million submissions from an
opt-in program. In fact, Debian's number seems to be at only 84894.

One thing I'd like to see though is for Ubuntu to have package report
pages like Debian does. I.E.:

- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio
  Ubuntu Developer

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