Literally 99% of our code is open source. It would be pretty hard for us to do too much under the hood. Any data on the users can be mapped pretty easily to its purpose within the product. I think a lot of folks in tech really hoard data for the sake of having it "as an asset".
Currently we use some external analytics tools (Google Analytics, etc.), same as most folks. But we're looking to ween our way off of some of these, while adopting others. I'd say most companies just keep adding and adding and adding. I think modesty is key.
Just out of sheer curiosity, what's the ~1% of closed-source code involved with, besides these analytics? Deployment, etc?
That's why we love your platform,Ben.
We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.
We strive for transparency and don't collect excess data.