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SubjectRe: Fw: Re: Past CREDITS files
On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, Juha Siltala wrote:

> Now this is not too much but a couple of developments are emerging:
> checking out the geographical distribution of kernel hackers

Two points to be aware of.
- Kernel hackers move sometimes :)
Be sure to associate the two (or more) addresses of any hacker
with one person. Automating this may be quite difficult in some
cases.. My data from a year or so ago was completely different
to current. I think every field has changed since then.
On the other hand, it may be interesting to see the data tracking
hackers movements over the past few years :)

- Tracking by snail mail address (where present) is more accurate
than by email address TLD.
(Mine states .de, but I'm actually in London, UK for example)

> Thanks for taking the time to point out these weaknesses in my method!

Happy to help.



| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs

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