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Re: RFC: Change the default hostname for Fedora 26+

By Stephen John Smoogen at 11/10/2016 - 16:14

On 10 November 2016 at 15:06, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
< ... at in dot> wrote:
As in a later email, if that is what we are wanting, we need to design
that in earlier versus later because there will always be too many
ways to make something leaked for 'good intentions'. Rememeber, if
there is a screwdriver in the toolbox, some programmer is going to use
it as a hammer at some point because it was the first tool they pulled
out of the box. If there is a /etc/machine-id it will get used
because it is the simplest tool to get a unique identifier for some
'important' thing.

In the end though there are severe limits to how 'anonymous' anyone
can make stuff with off the shelf hardware. Especially when the
majority of people aren't using your anonymous Operating System. The
fact that only 1% of the people aren't makes them clearer in large
datasets than if we just decided to make everything look like Windows
8.1 or Vista.