[openstack-dev] Grizzly's out - let the numbers begin...

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Fri Apr 5 13:08:09 UTC 2013

On 04/05/2013 08:57 AM, Jay Pipes wrote:
> On 04/05/2013 08:37 AM, Chuck Thier wrote:
>> I'be seen very obvious examples of stats like this being gamed.  As an
>> example, overly trivial patches that add no value, shortly followed by
>> company press releases with how many developers are contributing to the
>> project.  I would also be careful with what stats we as a community put
>> emphasis on.  For example, I cringe every time someone lauds the number
>> of lines of code, as it is such a poor metric.
> Well said.
> -jay

Maybe we just need public mocking when any organization puts out metric 
based numbers like that. Treat it as a back end problem. :)

I could see a nice Tumblr of "rediculous OpenStack stats press releases" 
that might discourage people from putting them out.


Sean Dague

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