Some tasks from our backlog:
- Recognize multi-installations on one domain
- Check known TYPO3 sites for installed extensions
- Extend service with security scanning features (e.g show result of security header)
- More information who is behind the domain and group found TYPO3 websites by industry
- Country filter by stat: Version distribution
- Monitor lifecycle of individual websites
@moger I followed the discussion you referenced and yes, it would be really great to have an additional source for TYPO3 usage as you describe (even with more data e.g. PHP / DB versions). The idea behind such additional service already exist and Benny, Olly and me discussed it in february this year. Basically its “just” about creating a public concept, getting the community to agree on it and starting to code
Our friends from the Joomla Community have integrated such a service in Joomla Core - see:
We could adopt some of the concepts/ideas from there:
- especially validating, that only “real” data is posted
- sites have a unique id
- ensuring that no one tries to spoof the database with invalid data
- Local dev. sites do not POST data
Where I really see an issue is, that many site owners for sure will not opt in for such a service (see how the discussion evolved you referenced), so we may only gather a small(?) amount of data of all existing TYPO3 websites out there.
So IMO such a service added as a core feature / infrastructure service may only be an addition to t3versions and if such a service would exist, we could merge the collected data into a central database together with data from t3versions (we have an API in place that could be used).
For t3versions we`re open for improvements / new ideas (except publishing all sites including security related information about sites we collected).