I suggest removing spyware and malware from the list. They aren't really licensing models for useful programs. No one wants spyware or malware to their computer under any circumstances.
I'd just like to leave them up by way of contrast. Obviously I'll add a note to the malware bit about those being unacceptable on the site, but spyware has a different status: more and more programs are selling user data as a method to pay for their development. As Facebook, Google, and increasingly Microsoft are using that model, this is becoming the cost of doing business. You covered this very clearly in your post on Win10
. However, I expect the line between sharing your activity (or telemetry) to help developers "improve usability" and straight up spyware is going to get fuzzier. Even Wikipedia's breakdown
has increased to include Tracking Cookies, something used by quite a few browsers here on the site.
Spyware usually refers to programs which literally spy the user (record keypresses, take screenshots of the desktop, and if available, record video and sound using the webcam and microphone). Telemetry, by contrast, only records which features of the program itself are being used and in which way. For example, The Document Foundation used telemetry data
for enhancing the standard toolbars in LibreOffice
I don't hope to solve this problem with my definitions list, I'm just saying at some point there's some amount of privacy invasion people are willing to tolerate and there's some amount that's too much. Maybe there's a 3rd term we've got to come up with "Watchware"? I really don't know.
I think a new term would indeed be useful.