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Re: [opensuse-project] Coming up with a good Policy ...
  • From: Lubos Lunak <l.lunak@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 10:03:03 +0200
  • Message-id: <200908061003.03409.l.lunak@xxxxxxx>
On Thursday 06 of August 2009, Charles Kerr wrote:
Thank you for saying this. This has got to be the 10th time that
Lubos has gone decrying bias in the current choice. Imagine
taking this form around to 20 people:

Please choose one or more of these two, both excellent, choices:
[ ] Choice A
[ ] Choice B

Ask the people whether the form is biased towards A, B, or neither.

Please choose what do you want to do with the following items:

- Apple:
[x] eat it
[ ] look at it
[ ] throw it away

- Trousers
[x] wear it
[ ] wash it
[ ] iron it

- Car
[ ] sell it
[ ] drive it
[ ] repair it

Is it really that hard to see that the last one is different? Is that really
that hard to see that some people, since it is different from the other
choices, might see it for example as an advertisement for a car reseller

There is *no* bias in this kind of a choice except what some readers
map onto it themselves because of the openSUSE backstory that
new users won't know about anyway.

There is not a single reference to the past in my previous mail. What can be
seen as not right is happening now.

Lubos Lunak
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