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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] Call for agenda items -- Council meeting 2011-12-13
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 04:05:50
1 > 2011/12/4 Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn <chithanh@g.o>:
2 >> I already stated that I would leave the call to zmedico as lead
3 >> developer of portage. Giving him the arguments and the data to make the
4 >> decision, but watching whether his reasoning is sound. That means
5 >> clearly saying where it is based on fact and where it is based on opinion.
6 >> (I wouldn't mind if he made an entirely opinion based decision, as long
7 >> as he didn't claim it to be fact-based)
9 I think it's difficult or impossible to get an reasonably unbiased
10 sample of the population of Gentoo users as a whole. Voting is only fair
11 when you can get a reasonably unbiased sample of the whole population.
12 Due to human nature, people who are unhappy with the change in defaults
13 are more likely to express their opinion publicly than people who
14 welcome the change in defaults. This tends to bias statistics in favor
15 of the unhappy people.
16 --
17 Thanks,
18 Zac


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Re: [gentoo-project] Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] Call for agenda items -- Council meeting 2011-12-13 "Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn" <chithanh@g.o>