[trustable-software] t.opinion isn't t.feedback
paul.albertella at codethink.co.uk
Wed Nov 27 11:44:30 GMT 2019
Thanks for sharing your thinking about this, and the reasons for your
objection to the term 'feedback' and preference for 'opinion'. I
completely agree that our understanding of this concept is at the heart
of the discussion, and hence I am keen to resolve this.
> The Webster dictionary definition of opinion is clear in that it is a
> view, judgement or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular
We may be talking at cross-purposes here, due to a different
understanding of what this concept includes.
Are you saying that what we are calling t.opinion is *only* intended to
cover inputs to the evaluation process that are recorded by humans?
I understood the concept to extend beyond this, to include e.g. a set of
test results (or an abstraction of these results into an overall
pass/fail verdict) resulting from a verification activity. We could
argue that this kind of input also results from the application of the
human mind (in this case, through the creation of a set of tests), but
it no longer feels appropriate to describe this as 'opinion'.
Do we need to have two terms, to allow us to distinguish between these
two types of input, or can we come up with a term that encompasses both?
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