[development] Defining success [WAS: One core, many distributions]

Dries Buytaert 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  
> project,
> 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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