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From jan iversen <jancasacon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How many countries has AOO been downloaded from?
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:12:39 GMT
I think the fact that it is not our data is important, but I agree that
putting the link there could be a problem.

Could we not simply write that our data "comes from" or are "verified by",
and then a general link ?

Jan.

On 19 October 2012 20:00, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM, jan iversen <jancasacondor@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > This is really a lot more convincing than just a number, and something to
> > be proud of !!
> >
>
> And intriguing.  It shows 62 downloads from the Vatican City.  So Pope
> Benedict, of course.  But who are the other 61 ;-)
>
> > Would it be an idea, to put a link in the on openoffice.org to this
> page,
> > e.g. in the news area with the name (download statistics) ?
> >
>
> It might need some scripting, since the URL includes a date range as
> parameters.  And in general I hesitate to put a home page link to some
> else's database query, due to the load it could generate for them.  We
> get 250K+ home page visits/day.  That could generate a lot of queries.
>  So maybe we could take that info periodically (it doesn't change too
> quickly) and put a static version up on the website.  That is what we
> do currently for the download counts:
> http://www.openoffice.org/stats/
>
> -rob
>
> > Jan.
> >
> >
> > On 19 October 2012 19:44, 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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