A survey on kernel quality
Posted Jul 10, 2006 13:12 UTC (Mon) by arcticwolf
Parent article: A survey on kernel quality
Strange - I always thought the difference between subscribers and non-subscribers was that the former pay money, nothing else. I must've missed the part where you restricted subscriptions to those who could prove that they're "sufficiently knowledgeable"...
Or maybe I should just resubscribe; I sure could use an instant boost of increased knowledge, not to mention the maturity that would make it less likely that I'd attempt skew the results.
After all, this kind of process is already successfully used by other forums, too, like the lkml, for example, so it must be a good idea to limit the ability to provide feedback to those who pay for the priviledge of being able to do so.
(N.B.: Just in case, I am definitely not opposed to LWN's subscription model in general, even though I cannot afford a subscription anymore these days. I just think that while requiring subscriptions for early access to feature articles, the weekly edition etc. makes sense, the same does not hold true when it comes to a *survey*. Not to mention that concerns about skewed results seem a bit silly when the survey will be available to everyone in the not too distant future, anyway. In any case... I know you're unlikely to change anything as a result of this comment, but consider it some unsolicited feedback from someone who at least cares enough to provide feedback, even if he's just a member of the unwashed non-subscribing Lumpenproletariat masses. :))
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