TechNewsWorld: OSDL Sacrifices Credibility to Make a Point
Feb 21, 2006, 14:30 (14 Talkback[s])
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"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..."