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Re: Request for data about development

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 11:38 PM, Katharine Anderson <andersok@umich.edu> wrote:

> My name is Katharine Anderson, and I'm a researcher at the University of
> Michigan, in Ann Arbor. My work looks at collaboration and problem solving.
> I'm currently working on a paper that looks at the structure of
> collaboration networks. I'm looking at how people with diverse skills group
> together when solving problems, and it occurred to me that the open-source
> software community is a perfect example of the phenomenon that I'm
> interested in. I was wondering if there was any way that I could get data on
> participation in development groups? Is there someone who I could talk to
> about that?

In addition to Manoj's comments, I would add that attending DebConf
can be useful to researchers. I met someone at DebConf8 who was
researching a specific part of Debian and as far as I can tell,
attending was quite helpful to them.



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