[sword-devel] Download statistics from server

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Sun Jun 15 10:43:04 MST 2008

No, that is what I did too. And for me it has become even more ludicrous
as the license I signed explicitely includes recipients redistribution

So my last report contained how many downloads I could find in our logs
and how many times I found modules available on other sites in Google.


jhphx wrote:
> Peter von Kaehne wrote:
>> ... I need to report from time to time back to
>> them how many have been downloaded. ...
> I was once also required to do this kind of thing but it was not 
> connected to the Sword Project. It was my contention that for various 
> reasons I could not guarantee an exact number. In discussions about the 
> problem I came to the conclusion that it did not matter if I used tea 
> leaves to produce a number as long as it wasn't fraud and represented a 
> good faith claim that the number was representative of the activity. In 
> the end I used a statistical approach to analyzing the logs to produce a 
> number I believed was good, if not 100% accurate. Also I would not 
> report the number by simply saying there were X downloads. I would 
> report something like, based on the fallowing sever log data and making 
> the fallowing assumptions, blah, blah, there were X downloads. That may 
> not be good enough for your situation but it was in my case.
> Jerry
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