[pydotorg-www] Analytics

Michael Foord mfoord at python.org
Sun Apr 25 22:53:20 CEST 2010

On 25/04/2010 21:49, Michael Foord wrote:
> On 25/04/2010 21:35, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>>>> The problem is ultimately trust, and I don't trust Google not to abuse
>>>> the data they collect. In principle, they could do much more powerful
>>>> analysis for themselves, correlating accesses of a single user across
>>>> multiple sites.
>>> Right - so paranoia rather than a rational argument.
>> It also is a rational argument. How do you know Google does *not* abuse
>> the data? How many users will dislike python.org because of its use of
>> Google analytics, because of these wide spread concerns?
> I mean nothing personal by this debate - as I'm sure Martin is aware. 
> We merely have a difference of opinion. I would still hold that if you 
> contend that the use of google's services are subject to "wide spread 
> concerns", and will put off a large number of potential users who 
> haven't already blocked google's services, then the balance of proof 
> is on those claiming this.

And it is something of a moot debate anyway as we aren't *actually* 
considering using this service currently anyway - so lets drop it until 
such time as this debate *may* become necessary.


> All the best,
> Michael Foord
>> Regards,
>> Martin


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