Re: [ietf-outcomes] what's massive?
Peter Saint-Andre <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu, 04 February 2010 04:45 UTC
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Subject: Re: [ietf-outcomes] what's massive?
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On 2/3/10 6:16 PM, Dave CROCKER wrote: > > > On 2/3/2010 2:14 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote: >> What counts as massive adoption? In discussing this wiki with some XMPP >> developers just now, we decided that XMPP adoption is somewhere between >> "some" and "massive". I'd say the same for technologies like SIP. >> Perhaps we could have: >> >> + = some adoption >> ++ = significant adoption >> +++ = massive adoption > > > FWIW, here's some background that went into the current design of the > rating scale... > > This all falls into the category of survey research, which ultimately > calls for a subjective assessment by a person. Here, we're trying to > use community rough consensus to validate the assignments. > > I've been calling the current rating model as '5-points with a tail'. > The tail is the '++>' extra value, that refers to work which is so > successful that it prompts follow-on work. That was another question I had: what is follow-on work? > What you are suggesting is that it be a 7-point scale. There is always > a desire to add gradations to a scale. Absent careful training for the > folks assigning values, having more resolution to the scale actually > makes things more ambiguous, less consistent, and more variable to the > respondent. > > In addition, it's not clear how much utility there would be in making > finer-grained assignments, even if they could be made clearly and > consistently. > > > As for where to rank XMPP using the current scale... > > If there is rough consensus that XMPP is a home run, then it should get > ++. If there is rough consensus that XMPP is successful, but not quite > yet massively in use, then it probably warrants a single +. > > As much as some of us use jabber/xmpp, my own impression is that its > Internet-scale adoption is significant, but is still limited. That seems reasonable. I tend to be one of those people who is quite reluctant to select the extreme options on point scales... Peter -- Peter Saint-Andre https://stpeter.im/