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First I´d like to congratulate all Debian New Maintainers for such
achievement. Its always a good feeling to reach our life goals.
Second, I am here asking for help to conclude a research about 'How to
become a Debian New Maintainer'. This research will be used in an
essay to finish my pos-graduate course. So, to do that, I am sending a
questionnaire to this mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
and kindly asking for all Debian New Maintainers, who can answer it,
to do it.
By the way, my name Keila M. Barbosa, I´m from Brazil and studying in
an university called "Instituto Fátima". For those who don´t know it,
I am sending the "Instituto Fátima" web site address
The questionnaire has only 8 questions and most of then are multiple
choice type. It´s not necessary to identify yourself and all answers
will be put together for further analysis.
In a multiple choice question type, choose only 1 alternative to
answer it. In this type of question, just put an 'X' alongside your
After finish it, please send your answers to this list
<email@example.com> or to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Question 1: What is your gender?
( ) Male
( ) Female
Question 2: How old are you?
Question 3: Why did you decided to be a Debian Maintainer?
( ) Because I like the project ideals
( ) To improve my professional career
( ) I like challenges
( ) Because It's fun
( ) Because I hate Microsoft Windows
( ) Other (please specify):
Question 4: How much time did you spend to be approved in all steps of
the process to become a Debian New Maintainer?
( ) Less than 6 months
( ) Between 6 and 12 months
( ) Between 12 and 24 months
( ) More than 24 months
Question 5: Which step is the hardest?
( ) Application and Advocation
( ) Identification
( ) Philosophy and Procedures
( ) Tasks and Skills
( ) Application Manager Recommends applicant
Question 6: How many hours per day do you spend working as a
volunteer Debian Maintainer?
( ) Less than 2 hours
( ) Between 2 and 4 hours
( ) Between 4 and 6 hours
( ) More than 6 hours
Question7: What Debian´s project main area do you work?
( ) Maintain packages
( ) Create and/or review translations
( ) Create or improve documentation
( ) Help maintain the website
( ) Help with handling bugs
( ) Be an active member of a packaging team
( ) Be an active member of a subproject (e.g. debian-installer or
Question 8: What recomendations do you give for everyone who wants to
become a Debian New Maintainer?
I thank you all in advance!