>From an AOO PMC Member,

I have compiled a high-level traffic analysis of discussion activity on the 
OpenOffice PMC private@ oo.a.o list.  These are *statistics* and noisy ones at 
that.  I am looking for trends that are good-enough at this level of precision. 
 It is in the nature of private@ that message content and even the topics must 
be held in confidence.

This report of gross metrics is for the community's appraisal of current state 
and later progress.  The movement of discussions to the community when the 
confidentiality requirements for PMC discussion do not apply should be seen in 
movements at this level.  Further reports over the course of the year may 
provide an useful indicator.

This is a breakdown of the traffic in the 212 days from January through July, 
2015, by role of the sender.

        2015 | Private List Messages
   thru July | PMC  ASF  Other   All

      Totals  1145  182     31  1358
     Senders    22   23     23    68 
  Per sender  52.0  7.9    1.3  20.0 
     Per day   5.4  0.9    0.1   6.4

Of all the messages sent, 

  84% are by members of the PMC, 
  16% are by other ASF participants, and 
  17% are by others.

The ASF participants include members of Apache Infrastructure, Officers of the 
ASF, and other ASF Members and staff who make posts to the private list.  The 
"Other" senders are members of the public and non-PMC Apache OpenOffice 
contributors that raise questions or provide information to the PMC via 

For the 1145 messages from the 22 PMC members who posted to the list so far 
this year, 

  49% of the messages are from the three 
      PMC members who were the most vocal 
      in the studied period. 
  75% of the messages are from the seven 
      most vocal.  
  91% were from the most vocal 11 of the
      22 PMC members that posted.

I confess to being one of those top three posters.


A review of the same message archives, for January - July, 2015, tallied 

     168 subjects discussed across 1341 posts,
         about 0.8 new topics per day.
           The variance of 17 from the first tally 
         is negligible and will not be corrected.
         The raw data is available for auditing
         by the PMC.  

     8.0 is the average number of messages on a 
         single subject

      5% is the portion of the overall messages
         used in the longest thread, one with
         73 messages

     50% of the messages are on the 20 longest
         discussion threads.  The shortest thread
         in that group has 18 messages.

     75% of the messages are on the 50 longest
         discussions.  The shortest threads in
         that group have 8 messages.

     90% of the messages are on the 84 longest
         discussions (i.e., half of the
         threads).  The shortest threads in
         that group have 4 messages each.  

     The remaining 10% consists of 84 threads
     having 3, 2, and 1 messages each.

This does not speak to the quality or the necessity of these messages and any 
particular thread.  The PMC has detailed supporting data. 

        [end of report]

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