[wp-hackers] WordPress version stats

Dan Coulter dan at dancoulter.com
Wed Jan 23 17:09:01 GMT 2008

On Jan 23, 2008 11:04 AM, Paul Menard <paul at codehooligans.com> wrote:

> Now this is interesting. I was wondering if somewhere in the code
> there would be some outbound stat information send to some central
> server. Though I was under the impression that the group were fans of
> opt-in options only.

It's part of the update checking process.  At the time Matt said that
Automattic wasn't storing the data yet, because they weren't sure of the
impact it would have on their servers.

There was a big stink about it:

Dan Coulter
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