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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <orc...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [REPORT] PMC 2015-07 Private-List Activity through July
Date Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:42:31 GMT
With a correction already,

Of all the messages sent, 

  84.3% are by members of the PMC, 
  13.4% are by other ASF participants, and 
   2.3% are by others.

[The extra decimals are simply to achieve a confirmable total of 100%, precision not so much.]

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:orcmid@apache.org] 
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2015 12:09
To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
Subject: [REPORT] PMC 2015-07 Private-List Activity through July 

>From an AOO PMC Member,

I have compiled a high-level traffic analysis of discussion activity on the OpenOffice PMC
private@ oo.a.o list.  These are *statistics* and noisy ones at that.  I am looking for trends
that are good-enough at this level of precision.  It is in the nature of private@ that message
content and even the topics must be held in confidence.

This report of gross metrics is for the community's appraisal of current state and later progress.
 The movement of discussions to the community when the confidentiality requirements for PMC
discussion do not apply should be seen in movements at this level.  Further reports over the
course of the year may provide an useful indicator.
 
OVERALL PRIVATE MESSAGE TRAFFIC

This is a breakdown of the traffic in the 212 days from January through July, 2015, by role
of the sender.

        2015 | Private List Messages
   thru July | PMC  ASF  Other   All

      Totals  1145  182     31  1358
     Senders    22   23     23    68 
  Per sender  52.0  7.9    1.3  20.0 
   (average)
     Per day   5.4  0.9    0.1   6.4

Of all the messages sent, 

  84% are by members of the PMC, 
  16% are by other ASF participants, and 
  17% are by others.

The ASF participants include members of Apache Infrastructure, Officers of the ASF, and other
ASF Members and staff who make posts to the private list.  The "Other" senders are members
of the public and non-PMC Apache OpenOffice contributors that raise questions or provide information
to the PMC via private@.

For the 1145 messages from the 22 PMC members who posted to the list so far this year, 

  49% of the messages are from the three 
      PMC members who were the most vocal 
      in the studied period. 
  75% of the messages are from the seven 
      most vocal.  
  91% were from the most vocal 11 of the
      22 PMC members that posted.

I confess to being one of those top three posters.


NUMBER OF SUBJECTS AND AMOUNT OF DISCUSSION

A review of the same message archives, for January - July, 2015, tallied 

     168 subjects discussed across 1341 posts,
         about 0.8 new topics per day.
           The variance of 17 from the first tally 
         is negligible and will not be corrected.
         The raw data is available for auditing
         by the PMC.  

     8.0 is the average number of messages on a 
         single subject

      5% is the portion of the overall messages
         used in the longest thread, one with
         73 messages

     50% of the messages are on the 20 longest
         discussion threads.  The shortest thread
         in that group has 18 messages.

     75% of the messages are on the 50 longest
         discussions.  The shortest threads in
         that group have 8 messages.

     90% of the messages are on the 84 longest
         discussions (i.e., half of the
         threads).  The shortest threads in
         that group have 4 messages each.  

     The remaining 10% consists of 84 threads
     having 3, 2, and 1 messages each.

This does not speak to the quality or the necessity of these messages and any particular thread.
 The PMC has detailed supporting data. 

	[end of report]


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