Help please!~?tracelog?of?different providers needed

Holger Hans Peter Freyther holger at
Sun Oct 21 17:05:00 UTC 2012

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 10:02:40PM +0800, xuewenyao wrote:
> hi,

Hi again,

> i didn't realize the difference, not because i'm on the take side, but because i never thought about holding the data as my own asset. it should not be that complicated.

My point is, if you ask people to do things for you you need to give them a
reason of why they should help you. E.g. if you have a survey you might
say that a randomly selected participant will win a 25 Euro voucher from
Amazon. Now I don't ask you to buy things from Anazon but to think about
why people should help you.

One of the reason (non monetary) is to create a "database" that will be
available to the community. A good example is the "terminal-profile"[1]
initiative started by Kevin. He created a script (forkable) to query the
terminal profile, there are clear instructions how to use it and it
automatically uploads the data to a database. The database is publicly
accessible and the whole content can be downloaded.

Do you notice the difference? With Kevin's approach the whole community will
benefit, with your request only you will benefit.

> i'm newbie here, but i do try to contribut if i can, and will continune to do so. it is not fare to judge me like that!

Well, time will tell and I am happy to correct myself in case you make any
contribution (detailed bug report, work in the wiki, bug fixes in the source).



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