Is there a policy about “telemetry”, or shall we create one for Flathub?
tl;dr I submitted an update to a Flatpak, and for that new version I also disabled the telemetry module introduced, solely on privacy grounds: send nothing no privacy issue with it. https://github.com/flathub/org.musescore.MuseScore/pull/50
An there seems to be a disagreement.
While I can understand the goal of a telemetry system, I believe it is a privacy issue and we know nothing about what’s happening with the data. I glanced at what the claim to send as data, but I’m convinced it can be deanonimized, even more in the context that the same application has also a feature where the user login (opt-in) to a remote server to perform tasks.
On overall it would be nice to have a consistent policy telemetry system for Flathub packages in general.