Hi, Lefty (石鏡 ) wrote: > As a specific example, to the question, "Do you agree that viewing > proprietary software as 'illegitimate', 'immoral', 'antisocial' and/or > 'unethical' should be a pre-condition for syndication on Planet GNOME?", so > far 151 respondents have answered "No", only 19 have answered "Yes". That's > about an 8-to-1 ratio.
I'm no statistician (well, not any more at any rate), but I know that you can construct surveys to say anything. If you ask someone "Do you want to bring our boys home?" in the US, people are anti-war - if you ask "Should we surrender in Iraq?" they're pro-war. Leading questions prove nothing. Your survey, in particular, is not particularly impartial. I would say that it is somewhere between leading and "push polling". It's the type of thing you rightly criticise when it is used by Boycott Novell. Quite honestly, like others, I would just like to see this discussion end. As I said before the weekend (50 emails ago), no opinions are being changed, no new information of interest to GNOME Foundation members has surfaced. I'd like to ask both Lefty & Richard to refrain from mailing to this thread again. Thank you, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member dne...@gnome.org _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list email@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list