David A. Wheeler
David A. Wheeler:
For example, Zephyr has completed passing, and is 93% to silver, so its
Daniel Stenberg [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]:
But if Zephyr is *also* at the same time 93% of the gold criteria it willYou're absolutely correct, but I think it's okay.
It's theoretically *possible* for a project to have a higher percentage in gold than in silver, but it's very unlikely. The gold criteria are generally harder than silver, and the silver criteria are harder than passing. In addition, there's overlap (some "SUGGESTED" or "SHOULD" at lower levels become "MUST" at higher levels).
In addition, to get a higher-level badge you must meet the lower-level badge criteria, so this "capping" maps well to final badges. For example, a "193%" correctly suggests that the project is very, very close to earning silver (200%). A more general "average" could muddle things.
Of course, getting a *passing* badge is a significant achievement, and we don't want to take away from that. We just want to make it easier for people to quickly get more information than they could before.
--- David A. Wheeler