Funny I don't see my name in the tally... I wonder if there are others that have been accidentally (conveniently?) left out. Anyway it is as Andrew says... and more to the point, less than 100 people does maketh a pisspoor survey when the Joomla user base numbers in the millions...masterchief wrote:I had a lovely letter of support the other day from someone watching closely, but they said there weren't comfortable to enter for foray of debate. I suspect they are not the only one. While I think a running tally of participants in this thread is academically useful (the trend of the swing being the most important), it's by no means a reflection of the actual temperature of the community.NivF007 wrote:Just updated the 'unofficial tally' of GPL v. LGPL at http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=704&t=837342
So far we are at
Supporting GPL: 65
Supporting LGPL: 26
Then one could also wonder... has the new user that stumbles upon this thread any credibility in making a vote? oh look it's a vote, I don't really know what it's about but (insert popular guy) here thinks so... so I think so!
One could stretch this further and conclude that developers, especially core FW developers have a better understanding of licensing than the majority of users... you know because they have to be thinking about licenses when conceiving and deploying code.
From witnessing the complete ignorance displayed in this thread an easy conclusion to come by...
I feel that most would easily agree that core developers at least contribute 50% of the work that makes Joomla what it is today - you know, you have nothing without the code... and yet we don't have much without the user base either! So logically we must somehow weight this vote properly! Because there are a lot less core developers than users... duh!
So conservatively speaking there must be at least 100 times more users than core developers (VERY conservative estimation!) so in effect each core developers vote should be worth 100 times that of a user! soooo being fair lets take our tally and... fix it?
Supporting GPL: 65
Supporting LGPL: 2600 (well maybe all those votes weren't just core devs, but you get the point)