@switchingsocial @Matomo
> Unlike Google Analytics, Matomo's data stays entirely on the site that uses it.

So the hosted version has access to the analytics data of all the visitors of all the sites using the hosted version, and can track people exactly like Google? (but on a much more limited subset of websites, obviously)

@mathieu @switchingsocial @Matomo
Thanks for the notice. Every customer has a completely separate Matomo instance and no data is connected between them.

@lukas @switchingsocial @Matomo that's very good to hear. 🙂

I take it you work at Matomo?

Can you share some more details about the measures taken to ensure the company doesn't link these data, now or in the future? (e.g about being bought by a bigger company which would be less ethical than Matomo seems to be)

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@mathieu @lukas @switchingsocial@mastodon.at

As for whether Matomo will ever be bought by a larger company. Our founder @matthieu has made it his mission to ensure Matomo remains a freely accessible open source platform for the future. So there are no plans to sell Matomo now or ever 😎

@Matomo @lukas @switchingsocial with a name like that, he's clearly evil! 😂

More seriously, Red Hat published a legally binding document a while ago, that if they ever get bought, the new owner will not be allowed to use their patents against FOSS, following their current pledge never to do so.

You have no intention to sell, but it could happen one day. You can take measures right now to make sure the new owner pursues your mission. ☺

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