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

Orcan Ogetbil oget.fedora at
Tue May 4 02:37:05 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Orcan Ogetbil 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
> selected.

No, I exactly know how to select a sample. The forum based sample is
"the" perfect sample. It is the users who talk. It is not the
imaginary users, who you claim to exist. I do not care about your
imaginary users. I do care about those who talk. Hence the statistic
is significant.


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