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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free software is not trusted software

From: Julian Daich
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free software is not trusted software
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 20:40:20 +0100
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El 27/1/19 a las 0:35, bill-auger escribió:
> On Sat, 26 Jan 2019 22:17:39 +0100 Julian wrote:
>> El 21/1/19 a las 4:02, bill-auger escribió:
>>> one reviewer for each 10,000 to 100,000 software projects;   
>> So it will be worth to advice users.
>> There can be many ways to rank software trustability.
> that is missing my point 

It is just thinking different.

> On Sat, 26 Jan 2019 22:17:39 +0100 Julian wrote:
>> I mentioned the ranking solution because it is worth for me and also
>> for other big and skilled parties.
> i find the idea of ranking software to be inappropriate and
> counter-productive to any common goal -

Wikipedia ranks pages all the time and they are doing well. As you
pointed before most of the software will not be reviewed unless there is
a real interect on checking it.



 unless that goal is to
> shame people - software development is not a sport - no one needs to
> keep score - such rankings could only lead to some projects optimizing
> for the "score" as to snowball it into the "leader" position; while
> others who behave more sincerely by focusing on the work rather than
> the vague prescriptions of some external committee, and perhaps ranking
> lower for that reason, would be starved for the attention that they
> deserve; because everyone who puts their faith in the ranking system
> would view them as hopelessly untrustworthy, simply for not playing
> "the game" as the committee prescribes
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