Re: Q for the Candidates: How many users?
Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
> Bernd Zeimetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Anthony Towns wrote:
> >> * popcon.debian.org currently reports 91,523 submissions,
> >> * popcon.ubuntu.com currently reports 1,493,440 submissions, and
> >> * that this is something of a trick question,
> We're running somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 Debian stable
> servers. I'm afraid running popcon on them is a non-starter so far due
> to concerns about information exposure. When this was previously
> discussed on debian-devel, it became clear that we're far from the
> only ones in that situation.
Right. One possible explanation for such a low popcon result for Debian
is that those who are concerned about popcon exposure also want fine
control in many other areas, including support for many
marginally-popular packages, and so selectively prefer Debian. Those
hosts would therefore not show up on either list.
Other explanations are possible, of course.
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