On cron, Drupal collects statistics on enabled contrib modules and reports this information back to Drupal.org. This gives people an indication of how many sites use a given module. It should do the same for core modules, to give developers an idea of which core modules are enabled and/or used most often.
For the Drupal.org / Project issue corresponding to this update.module issue, see also.
Patches have already been committed to D7 and D8, the final task here is to review and RTBC the backport to D6 #72. This is necessary to get a full picture of the current installed base as we move to release D8. The data will be very valuable to core and contrib module maintainers. We also still need Drupal.org to listen for and record the data being sent back.
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