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Linux.com: Fedora's Metrics Have Ripple Effect

Jan 30, 2007, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Hoover)

[ Thanks to doloresp for this link. ]

"Fedora announced this month that by using a tracking tool to monitor unique IP addresses, it was able to determine that Fedora Core 6 now has more than one million users. What does all this metric gathering mean for future Fedora releases? Moreover, what does it mean for the Linux community at large? The answer on both counts: plenty.

"Fedora decided to track metrics with the release of Fedora Core 6 (FC6) because the lack of data from previous releases made it difficult to be sure what users value in Fedora Core packages..."

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