[OSGeo-Discuss] Bug report response time
mateusz at loskot.net
Thu Nov 11 14:12:05 PST 2010
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.
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
Charter Member of OSGeo, http://osgeo.org
Member of ACCU, http://accu.org
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