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From Ted Husted <hus...@apache.org>
Subject Re: How many countries has AOO been downloaded from?
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:17:50 GMT
Which begs the question: who are the four hold-outs?

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> I've seen some online traffic, on Twitter and elsewhere, questioning
> the claim in our graduation press release that AOO has been downloaded
> by users in "228 countries".  The critics of this claim say that there
> are not that many countries in the world.
>
> Well, it depends on how you define things.  There are UN countries.
> There are Olympic countries.  There are postal countries.  There are
> countries with telephone country codes.  And so on.  These don't all
> correspond with each other. (Look at the complexities with the status
> of Taiwan or Macedonia, for example).
>
> The definition used when looking at internet traffic is (not
> surprisingly) "internet countries", e.g., countries with an assigned
> ccTLD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_top-level_domains#Country_code_top-level_domains).
>  In this scheme, for example, Martinique (.mq) and France (.fr) are
> two different countries, although politically Martinique is an
> overseas region, or région d'outre-mer, of France.
>
> You can see the complete list of internet countries from which AOO has
> been downloaded here:
>
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/stats/map?dates=2012-06-01+to+2012-10-19
>
> As you can see, the number is now 232, indicating that the press
> release understated the number.
>
> Anyone who is interested can take this publicly available data and map
> it to whatever other country-counting convention they wish, whether
> based on UN membership, US diplomatic recognition, Universal Postal
> Union, or whatever.
>
> Regards,
>
> -Rob

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