[Fsfe-ie] GPL query

Malcolm Tyrrell malcolm.r.tyrrell at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 23:38:36 CEST 2009

Query from a friend of mine:

"We have a code released under GPL2, the source is available for
download over the web and by subversion. However, we would like to have
some better stats of who our users are and how many they are.
Unfortunately, its impossible to track people downloading the code via
subversion. Hence I had an idea to request subversion users to mail us
to ask for the anonymous password - thus providing us with the number of
users, and also with email addresses that we can use to send user
surveys and other spam to. Would this go against the terms of the GPL?"

Opinions welcome*.



* Please post to the list since then I can just point him to the

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