Jay Lozier wrote (31-10-12 17:06)
On 10/31/2012 11:13 AM, Marc Paré wrote:
IMO, we should not respond to his article and just let it die a slow
death, we should not give him the "soap box" that he is looking for.
Anyone with common sense can read the writing on the wall. Let's keep
on our track and not worry about such articles. It still doesn't stop
us from reading them and taking out what may be of value to us.
Agreed, read them, discuss what we can learn from them and move on. In
this case I would say the real problem is accurately determining actual
usage from various raw download statistics for any FOSS project not just
LO. A download does not mean regular user.
Apart from statistical and measuring challenges: our downloads are
interesting for us - it tells something about the way we do.
Trying to compare these numbers with those of a product that flows on
glory from the past, would look quite silly, IMO.
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