[Linux-aus] surveys

Brent Wallis brent.w at infosynergy.com.au
Fri Jul 4 14:57:02 UTC 2003


Some interesting issues and a good idea, but will the "industry" accept
the results of a survey carried out
as proposed?

I am not throwing mud on the idea, people or the method, but it may
produce a more effective outcome if it were
carried out by an independent entity similar to AC Nielsen...
(I mention them only as an example BTW)

Could it be time to consider a professional hands off survey, carried
out by experts in the field?
Cost would be a major factor, but a more permanent method of reporting
Linux installs in the wild seems to be
a requirement for truly addressing some of the FUD.

If we could somehow survey whets out there (like Netcraft can with HTTP
servers) it would be a major achievement.

hmmmm....an FOSS problem to be solved if ever there was one.

A client-server model with the right security/privacy profile could do
more than just report uptimes couldn't it?

Brent Wallis.

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