Some development statistics for 2.6.27
Posted Oct 11, 2008 16:47 UTC (Sat) by hppnq
In reply to: Some development statistics for 2.6.27
Parent article: Some development statistics for 2.6.27
My original point about the US government was not terribly difficult: if developer X leaves company A and joins B, what does that mean in terms of sponsorship of the projects involved? A somewhat related question would be: how does this influence statistics like the one given here? The added value of a publication like LWN, of which I am a customer, is to say something clever about this. But as I said, personally I am more interested in submit time statistics.
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.
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