Many (probably most, but I didn’t count) of the commenters seem to me to have misunderstood my last post. I think it is great if people want to voluntarily include their systems in a census of Ubuntu systems. We have a great tool for doing that, popcon. What I object to is collecting information from users that is not required for technical reasons without their consent. I believe it’s inconsistent with the Ubuntu project’s stated values.
Voluntary = OK
Involuntary = Not OK