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TechNewsWorld: OSDL Sacrifices Credibility to Make a Point

Feb 21, 2006, 14:30 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Enderle)

"We are constantly manipulated by statistics, some from the government, some from vendors, often from those we trust. However, sometimes those parties are not worthy of that trust. Sometimes they are being manipulated themselves and so the figures they present can be dangerously misleading.

"Given how often we are manipulated by statistics it would seem that, for our own defense, the education system should have stepped up and given us more of the basics on how to interpret them. The statistics I am referring to this week are those recently disseminated by the Open Source Development Labs. I may disagree from time to time with the OSDL but, up until now, I have never doubted the group's integrity..."

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