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A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
Not in this kernel release but reports looking at metrics over a longer period of time having mentioned this. Greg KH's talked about NSA sponsoring Xorg development as well. Those patches are part of the same SELinux effort.
"You seem to miss the point though"
You agree that others find it useful so I don't understand your opposition.
Some development statistics for 2.6.27
Posted Oct 11, 2008 16:47 UTC (Sat) by hppnq (guest, #14462)
My other point was about the noble art of handwaving and the eagerness with which these statistics will be used to "prove" all kinds of things, some of which are not even present in the data, and I think you have illustrated that quite nicely: for instance, the fact that SELinux development also happens outside the scope of Linux kernel development is a nice example of the relative insignificance of these statistics.
Posted Oct 11, 2008 22:27 UTC (Sat) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
The single kernel release statistics are themselves useful as well but for other reasons. It is a matter of how well you use the data. If everybody worries about how things can be potentially misinterpreted, nothing will get done. Everything is aware that metrics such as these have that potential. Nothing new can be said about that.
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