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Re: State of the GNUnion 2020

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: State of the GNUnion 2020
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 22:57:55 +0100
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Alexandre François Garreau, le ven. 21 févr. 2020 11:59:42 +0100, a ecrit:
> Le jeudi 20 février 2020, 18:39:52 CET Samuel Thibault a écrit :
> > Alfred M. Szmidt, le jeu. 20 févr. 2020 12:32:16 -0500, a ecrit:
> > > How does that have to do with the overall project leadership, which
> > > hasn't changed significantly over the years, and yet had significant
> > > growth in new projects for several decades (if we take the graphs by
> > > Wingo at face value).
> > 
> > "Significant growth" is very little compared to the huge growth that can
> > be seen on other platforms.
> So when measuring we should only dare to measure GNU stuff in comparison 
> with other software projects and platforms.  Very interesting.

I never said you should *only* do that.

I just said it is a comparison worth making, because it *does* have an
impact on what platform people find about, and thus where they get

> > I'm not saying that GNU will necessarily stop growing and decline. What
> > I'm afraid is that it might just become insignificant compared to
> > others, and thus its voice for the 4 freedoms become less and less
> > heard.
> That’s a reasonable fear, so that should be what should have been measured 
> in the metrics discussed in this thread.

But how can you measure *that*?


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