[aur-general] Proposed rules for packages entering [community]
allan at archlinux.org
Thu Dec 4 07:39:31 EST 2008
Ronald van Haren wrote:
> On 12/4/08, bardo <ilbardo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Kristoffer Fossgård <kfs1 at online.no> wrote:
>>> Your all missing my point. I never said counting packages by
>>> downloadrate is a perfect solution but that IT IS GOOD ENOUGH _and_
>>> BETTER THAN THE VOTE SYSTEM.
>> That's what I thought. Even monitoring a single download mirror could
>> be enough, if it's not an obscure and unpopular one. At least gathered
>> data would be statistically *relevant*, even though not accurate. We
>> can think of a single mirror as a good approximation of the whole
>> community, excluding i18n/l10n packages, which are highly dependendt
>> on the physical location of the mirror itself.
> I would think that the usage of packages depend on geographical
> location in the same way as distribution usage depend on geographical
How would any one mirror be any less biased that people submitting data
via pkgstats? You are just sampling a different subset of people.
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