ethan mindlace fremen wrote:
> 
> Jimmie Houchin wrote:
> 
> > I would have to say that both are accurate at the time they were given.
> > However, neither will be a truly accurate measurement of the users of
> > Zope and the Zope community.
> >
> > They each measure different things. One measures the people who have
> > "joined" Zope.org.
> > """The extremely large Members folder (11139 of you!)"""
> > The other measures subscribers to the mailing list.
> > """There are 1617 members of [EMAIL PROTECTED]"""
> >
> > There are a few people who have different identities on the Zope
> > memberships. There will also be possible duplication on the mailing list
> > due to different email addresses. There are also people who neither join
> > Zope.org nor subscribe to the mailing list, but who have nevertheless
> > downloaded and use Zope.
> >
> > There also are people who have been on the mailing lists, learned and
> > then subsequently left the lists, but still use Zope. There are also
> > those who no longer do.
> >
> > So, who knows what an accurate figure would be?
> 
> This is impossible! Zope is distributed with Red Hat and Debian, both of
> which are availiable via anonymous ftp.  It looks like there are about

And SuSe, and I believe, Mandrake as well.

> But anyway, there's no concrete way to count zope users: estimation is
> the best we'll ever get.


yup.


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