debian open source study
Hello again, Debian Developers
Maybe you remember our mail according our debian open source study - if
not, it is anyway attached at the end of this mail.
We are proud and happy to announce the beginning of the research phase,
we are ready to discuss with you, if you want to.
You can subscribe here:
simply subscribe to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have prepared the following general topics/questions as a guideline
for the discussion. Please feel free to comment any of these. We will
throw in questions and sub-topics to guide the discussion.
- How did you become an Open Source Developer?
- Why do you participate an Open Source Project? Are you doing it for
fun in your free time or is it your job?
- What do you like about being an Open Source Developer, what
- Do you see yourself as the typical Hacker, sitting the whole day and
night in front of your computer, your best friend?
- What do you expect from participating the Debian Project or Open
Source projects generally? Better Software, a better World, Fun, Fame,
- Do you think Software should generally be Open Source? Does
proprietary Software make sense?
- Are you fully satisfied with the organization of the Debian Project?
What do/don't you like about the organization of Open Source Projects
Thanks again for your hopefully numerous contribution. Please subscribe
and start discussing as soon as you like and tell people who you think
are interested about this study (we don't want to spam all debian
Hope this works ;)
peter, gunther, roland
Dear Debian Developers,
I'm sorry that this is no technical topic, but I couldn't manage to
post on the debian-project mailing list and really need to do that
We are a group of Software Developers (commercial, not open source),
additionally studying Communication Sciences at the University of
Vienna (Austria) and want to make a small (we are in the 2nd term)
qualitative study about Debian Open Source Developers and their
motivations. We are planning to build a forum and like to discuss and
find out about the motivations of becoming an Open Source Developer.
Our project has not started yet, but we have to pretest our plan, thus
we need to find out if anyone and how many of you would be willing to
make a little contribution in our future discussion forum and help us
finish our small project. We hope that at least a few of you are
willing or even interested in discussing - it's not really a hell of
work to do for you and any contribution would be appreciated.
Please notify us if you would be willing to help.
Greetings and many thanks in advance,
Peter Weishapl, Gunther Schenk and Roland Janda
p.s. If there are enough people answering this mail (about 5 should be
enough for us) we will publish a link in the debian mailing lists,
inviting people to the discussion forum.