[RFC/P] Port System Re-Engineering

Brian bri at brianwhalen.net
Mon Dec 3 10:56:46 PST 2007

A statisticaslly valid sample will be difficult here, I mean a slashdot 
poll is maybe a way to reach a wide portuion of the userbase, but they all 
think freebsd is dead:)  Some user will object no matter what you do. 
Even if you emailed root of every system that did a portsnap or cvsup or 
freebsd-update, some would be offended, though that is one way to reach 
large numbers.


On Mon, 3 Dec 2007, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:

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> Ade Lovett wrote:
>> On Dec 03, 2007, at 10:12 , Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
>>> I have about 20 responses in private email and only the ones you
>>> have seen in public are in this category
>> Enough said.  There are currently ~180 people with direct access to
>>  the ports/ tree (ie: ports committers).
> Only 2 are self-reported maintainers and at least 5 admit to not being
> maintainers... I think your main issue is you are 100% in "there is
> nothing wrong" camp and for what ever reason want to convience
> everyone else any effort to say/do differently is misguided.
>> Even assuming all private email responses came from committers,
>> that's an 11% hit rate.
> That is why I am planning to wait to the end of Dec. or so to report
> the results in detail (and widen the audiences/forums)
>> Which part of "statistically invalid" is not getting through here?
> A self-selected sample will never be "statically" valid *BUT* it can
> be informative about what people are thinking.
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> Aryeh M. Friedman
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