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#1 k0der  Icon User is offline

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how track who is using our open source creation .?

Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:28 AM

Hi Greeting to everyone of this members..
request help in this wonder how to tracking our software development projects most user country state...


someone correct my sentence will be grateful...
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#2 Peter O  Icon User is offline

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Re: how track who is using our open source creation .?

Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:33 AM

Not sure you should be tracking people. Features like that usually get heavily criticized. If you decide to send such information from the program to your servers you better ask the user first and allow them to turn it off.
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Re: how track who is using our open source creation .?

Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:05 PM

You can have users register their software purchase. That will tell you where most of your sales are taking place. Any other user information about the actual use of the product is frowned upon as Peter O described.
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Re: how track who is using our open source creation .?

Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:35 AM

And if it's an open source project, what's to keep your users from just stripping out the "phone home" features, and setting up their own branch?
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