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From Donald Whytock <dwhyt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How many countries has AOO been downloaded from?
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:16:19 GMT
Should a form of this appear on the AOO blog?

Don

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM, jan iversen <jancasacondor@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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