Posted Jul 11, 2006 21:48 UTC (Tue) by s_cargo
In reply to: Noise is better than bias
Parent article: A survey on kernel quality
I think your objections would be valid if Andrew Morton asked to survey kernel developers. He did not. This is where your earlier analogy regarding automotive engineers falls flat. I consider it a completely reasonable assumption that LWN subscribers are "serious" users with no motivation for creating any false sense of kernel quality.
And to be blunt, you and I have paid nothing to keep LWN going. If everyone were "freeloading" as we are, there wouldn't be any LWN to conduct a survey in the first place. You should be grateful you only have to wait one week to have access to what subscribers have paid to access. So stop your whining.
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