We would like to add geolocation information by default to Mender as this is often used to make decisions and about software updates and ordering the deployments (e.g. deploy to Europe first, then east coast US). It turns out this can be achieved quite easily with a inventory script run on the device, you can see the PR here: https://github.com/mendersoftware/mender/pull/539
It does raise a potential privacy/security question though. In this PR the device would periodically call https://ipvigilante.com to convert the device IP to location information.
Our current thinking is that as long as this is clear and easy to disable (simply remove the script) we can provide it as part of the default installation of Mender.
We would like to hear your opinion on this, and if you have seen similar cases for other tools or products you are working with.