[development] Defining success [WAS: One core, many distributions]
dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 12:01:14 UTC 2005
On 25 Nov 2005, at 10:16, Larry Garfield wrote:
> I'd throw in a different metric, just for kicks. An open source
> since it doesn't have a money or income issue (at least not
> directly), is not
> financially driven. It is driven by need, vis, solving a problem.
> It is a
> tool. No more, no less.
For a metric to be useful, we must be able to quantify it. We can
quantify the number of users, the number of downloads, the number of
developers, the number of projects, the number of forum topics, the
number of CVS commits, etc. We can't (easily) quantify the number of
problems Drupal solved.
Dries Buytaert :: http://www.buytaert.net/
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