Keeping in mind that one of the touchstones of the philosophy behind /e/ is privacy, I am still curious: what degree of data about active users does /e/ have? Although preserving privacy is a philosophical concern of /e/ foundation, every organization that provides a service to users needs to know something about the users. Without getting too technical, but more technical than this, can anyone expand on the user data that /e/ OS does collect? Apologies if this is explained somewhere I’ve been unable to find.
Part two: Is there anonymized data that both /e/ foundation and the community at large are comfortable with sharing? I, for one, would like to see the total number of users, and the breakdown by device. I’m pretty sure this data exists from updates, and it was definitely on the user satisfaction survey. This is my personal curiosity, but might also be particularly useful information for people who need a new phone, want to get one compatible with /e/, and want to get one that more people have already found to work well with /e/. I went through this process recently without that data and got lucky, but others might not have the same luck.
Anyone else curious about this (or something else), or have concerns about what I’ve suggested? Will e foundation post any results for the user survey, or is for strictly internal use?