On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 08:49:46PM +0530, Bhagyashree Uday wrote:
These questions seem very interesting and important to understanding
Fedora community and I would love to work on them.
However, I have a doubt - what do you exactly mean by 'core'
That's a good question. I guess it could have some different meanings
depending on what the data tell us.
At the most basic level, I mean people who are deeply involved on a
daily or weekly basis.
The 90-9-1 hypothesis suggests that in social media, 1% of people do
the work of content creation, another ~10% will interact and provide
feedback and other "add-on" contribution, and 90% are basically just
I'm curious if there's a pattern like this in Fedora contribution (both
to the actual engineering side and to the other activities beyond
that). If it follows the 90-9-1 rule, the "1" would be the core.
But, of course, Fedora is not YouTube, and we have a lot of different
ways to contribute and participate. Maybe we have a different pattern,
and if so, I'd love to tell people about it. Maybe we have a 30-60-10
rule or something.
(Also related: for Fedora, I'm thinking of the 90-9-1 rule as applying
to everyone with self-identification as a Fedora community member, not
"just* a Fedora end-user. Or, does it make more sense to think of the
"90" as those end-users?)
There's also a distinction between _doing_ and _talking_. How much does
involvement in mailing list discussion correlate with any other, uh,
_productive_ activities (be it QA, documentation, packaging,
translation, ambassador activites, or anything else)? But that might be
an entirely different question. :)
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