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Re: Statistics on non-free usage

On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 12:02:09PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > It is simply not possible to discuss people who are not honest and try
> > every trick in the book to come out right, even if they are wrong, as
> > you evidently are.
> Oh c'mon.  Just because I made a mistake doesn't mean that I'm
> dishonest.  After all, you are the one that said your package has "0
> entries in popcon"[1], then tried to change it to "used"[2] once I had
> shown you to be incorrect (knowing full well that "used" is a different
> category in popcon), then said that I gave the "impression" that nobody
> was installing your packages, even when my own figures showed some of
> them were installed on 3% of the machines.  This is being honest how.

well, frankly, your use of percentages was a little dishonest to say the least,
as it let you round-off many packages to '0'.

you should have given actual numbers, and let people calculate the percentages
if they wanted them.   but that wouldn't have served your argument anywhere
near as well as all those lines of zeroes.

i missed the fact that they were percentages on the first reading...and in
fact, missed it on re-reading and in subsequent discussion until Sven brought
it up.  (partly my fault, i glossed over the one line where it was mentioned;
partly your fault for not being more clear or providing column headings that
indicated percentages).   i guess other readers might have missed that too.

in any case, you have shown yourself to be dishonest on numerous occasions in
this long and tortuous argument.  you have no care for truth, or honour - you
will utter any lie in the name of your cause.


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