Open Letter: Why I, Kevin Kofler, am not rerunning for FESCo

Chris Adams cmadams at
Tue May 4 02:26:04 UTC 2010

Once upon a time, Orcan Ogetbil <oget.fedora at> said:
> The statistic talks. It doesn't only talk. It yells. Ignoring this
> test statistic in favor of the large pool of imaginary users, who
> supposedly think in the complete other direction, is not only
> non-scientific, stupid., but also self-conflicting.

You claim you have taken grad-level statistics, but you don't appear to
understand how to select a sample.  A self-selected sample on a web
forum (with no basis to show that forum members are representative of
the Fedora user base, much less that poll responders represent even the
forum users) does not lead to valid statistical results.  It doesn't
matter how big the sample size is if the samples are not properly

Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

More information about the devel mailing list