Here’s an example: Recently, we found that the policy was going to make it impossible for us to develop useful geographic data on contributions. We can use data like that to develop the infamous “heat maps” to show where lots of Fedora work is happening. Those maps have been absolutely instrumental in our community architecture plans, and how we devote resources to Fedora worldwide.
Thankfully, we have a proposal from Tom ‘spot’ Callaway that will fix some of these gaps, and improve the transparency of our project. The new policy, and FAS, will continue to keep absolutely private your vital personal information, like address and phone number. And the FAS will provide “opt-out” capabilities for any project member who does not want to share their other data.
The fedora-advisory-board mailing list has a thread to discuss the policy. After a discussion period over the next several days, the intention is to submit it to the Board for a vote.