[Jenkins-infra] Revisiting access control for anonymized "census data"

R. Tyler Croy tyler at monkeypox.org
Wed Jun 8 00:10:15 UTC 2016

(replies inline)

On Tue, 07 Jun 2016, Kohsuke Kawaguchi wrote:

> I meant INFRA-682 for "anonymized data" and not for "monthly data" that's
> currently in the /census. See
> https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Usage+Statistics for what those
> two terms mean. The former contains much richer data than the latter. Do
> you still feel the same way with the anonymized data?

Well, the title refers to "Write down process to request & grant access to

Only census.json.gz data is on census.jenkins.io.

We do not have currently, nor have we ever had the infrastructure for serving
up the raw anonymized access logs, but fundamentally I don't see access
controls as necessary for that data either. I would rather we did not expand
the scope of what's being discussed here however.

> I agree that at this point access control on the monthly data seems largely
> unneeded.
> Also, just for the record, one of the motivations for putting it behind the
> access control wall is so that we can know who is looking at the data so
> that we can encourage them to bring the results to the community.

I vaguely recall that, unfortunately I don't think our hopes were ever realized
there :/

I hope/think the databsae licensing that I proposed would help encourage more
open data mining and stats digging.

- R. Tyler Croy

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