[OSGeo-Discuss] Bug report response time
tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu Nov 11 20:12:22 EST 2010
On 11/11/2010 02:12 PM, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> On 11/11/10 09:43, Sjur Kolberg wrote:
>> I am trying to convince people that open source GIS is a better
>> solution than buying proprietary software. Such discussions follow a
>> well-known path (is it mature/stable? How about support? All our
>> clients use XXXX..., Nice for programmers, but...) etc. Conclusions
>> precede arguments, and some hard numbers could be of great help in
>> all the religion.
> Hypothesis 0: There is no relation between an open source development of
> a project and fast pace of fixing bugs
> Hypothesis 1: There is relation between an open source development of a
> project and fast pace of fixing bugs
> Accept the hypothesis 0:
> Reject the hypothesis 0:
> Accept the hypothesis 1:
> Reject the hypothesis 1:
> What is the conclusion?
> Statistics is evil. As long as the methodology is right,
> you can proof any bullshit you like, or shoot yourself in your the foot.
> So, I'd be careful.
> Best regards,
Agreed, it might be more important to highlight that the bug database is
publicly available. I know with many closed source apps it's hard to
know if they've even acknowledged a bug and aren't really forthcoming
about if they plan to fix it. I have actually been told, yes that's a
bug and no we don't plan to fix it.
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