Re: Statistics on non-free usage
Sven Luther wrote:
But as you said, it doesn't really prove anything, only that the people
using popularity contest don't really use these non-free packages much.
What about all those who don't run popularity contest, or those who are
offline ? What about monitoring BTS traffic for those packages ?
A couple whith get *extremely* prompt BTS reports if they break (and
which tends to get fixed pretty quickly, too, interestingly) are
nvidia-glx and nvidia-kernel-source.
This is probably because a lot of people have NVIDIA cards, and a number
of their cards historically haven't worked properly under the nv driver
in X (although this is getting better, I hear). And many people don't
want to have to buy a new video card immediately in order to switch to
Linux (although they probably will replace it later).