On Aug 29, 2015 12:21, "Phil Steitz" <phil.ste...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> On 8/29/15 8:39 AM, Rich Bowen wrote:
> > I'd love to see a comparison with a half dozen other projects.
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> I would discourage any reasoning based on aggregate message counts.
> Every +1 on a PMC member VOTE counts as a message, for example.  The
> thing to look carefully at is what is being discussed on the private
> list.  A lot of discussion bearing on topics important to the
> direction of the project is bad, bad, bad.  Healthy projects have
> quiet private@ lists because pretty much everything they need to
> talk about they can and do talk about on the public lists.  But
> committer / PMC votes, security issues and occasional random legal
> or must-be-private people-related things pop up and cause traffic
> spikes when they do.  So I would not draw conclusions or do
> comparisons based on message counts.  Better to compare what is
> actually being discussed.

Absolutely. And I completely agree that aoo has too much traffic on private@.
I'd just really like to see if it's as skewed as I perceive it is,
statistically speaking.

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