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> volunteer-run open source projects to properly respect the privacy of their users

If you don't trust us to respect your privacy why are you trusting us to download and run code from the internet on your machine?

We need analytics to effectively run the Homebrew project (as you've noted: we are volunteers). If you no longer trust our project: go use something else.

In short, I can verify what's being done on my computer. I can inspect the formulas and verify that what is claimed to be executed is what is actually being executed.

I can't on yours (or Google's).

EDIT: I'm sorry, was there something factually wrong with this statement to warrant downvoting it into oblivion?

You can trivially verify all the information that's sent by us to Google; we have an environment variable to do exactly that.

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