telemetry in the Go toolchain · Discussion #58409 · golang/go
How do software developers understand which parts of their software are being used and whether they are performing as expected? The modern answer is telemetry, which means software sending data to ...

Are you a Go developer? Are you worried that Google is not collecting enough data about you? Well fear not, it appears that opt-out telemetry is about to be added to the Go toolchain!


If this crap actually goes through (which it looks like it will, the maintainer seems hellbent on pushing it and completely unwilling to listen to criticism) I absolutely expect one or more forks to appear with all the google surveillance completely stripped out.

I’m not a Go developer myself, but I get the impression that trust in the project was already wearing thin after the whole GOPROXY debacle; this just might push enough people over the edge to get the needed momentum behind a new fork.

Also, I really hope package maintainers with the larger distributions start shipping with all this nonsense disabled by default. Apparently Fedora already ships Go with goproxy disabled.

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