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Results of the Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Logo Survey

Results of the Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Logo Survey

Posted May 11, 2013 21:05 UTC (Sat) by rcweir (guest, #48888)
In reply to: Results of the Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Logo Survey by mjw
Parent article: Results of the Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Logo Survey

Another example:

Looking at the "core" repo for LO, let's apply the same stat you quoted in the parent of this thread to claim a "downward spiral" for AOO.

If we look at committers for LO for this year versus last year we see a 19% decline. If we look at active committers, those with more than 10 commits the decline is 27%.

OMG! LO is declining! It is the death spiral!! Angst, angst, angst, Oh my!

Of course, that is entirely bogus. Comparing different length time periods is invalid. However, that is what the numbers say. But a bad metric for AOO is also a bad metric for LO.

So please be a bit more perceptive in what you quote and what you claim. I think Lwn.net would not be harmed by a bit more intellectual honesty here, even among those who might disagree.


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