With all of the, umm, debate over voting, you might find this interesting(or, you might not).
What I did was take the top 100 items and simply figured the average number of votes cast by each voter for that item. So if an item had two voters, and one cast 20 votes and the other 10 votes, the average would be 15.
I then totaled up the numbers and calculated the total average, median average, max average, and min average for the top 100 items, then the top 50, top 20, and top 10.
And, here is what I got.
Now, for some real fun, lets look at the top 20 items(I shorten a few titles to hopefully make it fit):
Funny thing is, the average votes for Maven(33.70) and AspectJ(31.31) are not that much different. Ironically, just above Maven is an item that sticks out like a soar thumb(with an averge of 58.90), yet has never been brought into this debate of voting(especially with the implications of ballot box stuffing being cast about so freely).
Finally, I am not a supporter of Maven(never used, and, at this time, likely never will). I am not a supporter of Clear Case. And, I am not necessarily against either.
But, in my personal opinion, if we are going to discuss items, imply wrong doing, and such, let's at least try to keep it fair.
For what it is worth, just a different perspecitive on things.