[aur-general] My thoughts on the [Community] policy discussion

Timm Preetz timm at preetz.us
Sun Nov 30 07:00:07 EST 2008

On Sat, 2008-11-29 at 23:38 -0800, Drew Frank wrote:
> 2. Both vote counts and pkgstats statistics, as they are currently
> generated, are flawed metrics of package popularity.
> 3. Nearly all of the controversy over various [Community] admission
> policies stems from the fact that different people place different
> levels of trust in the information provided by votes and pkgstats.
> I feel like I'm a bit late to the party, but unless there is a
> critical need to act now my recommendation would be to first set up a
> system whereby accurate usage statistics are obtained and then proceed
> to develop policy based on accurate, interpretable statistics.

How do you want to measure the usage correctly?

Then we would need a community-layer to pacman wo notifies AUR whenever
a package from community is installed or deleted.

But that won't happen due to privacy concerns.

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