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We thank you for this gesture, and for giving back to our community.
The Usage Data Collector (UDC) is included in the packages available for download from the Eclipse Downloads page. The UDC collects information about how individuals are using the Eclipse platform. This information is periodically uploaded to servers hosted by The Eclipse Foundation. The intent is to use this data to help committers and organizations better understand how developers are using Eclipse.
Captured data is associated with a user through a combination of workstation and workspace ids that are automatically generated by the collector. This identification is not tied to any personal information about the user.
The usage data monitors what is being used and when (timestamp), including:
Where possible, the UDC also captures the symbolic name and version of the bundle contributing the command/action/perspective/view/editor.
The UDC also captures some basic information about the runtime environment:
Note that none of these properties contain file paths or anything of a personal nature.
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