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From: Mark Pith <mark.pith@×××××××××××.nl>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-project] Academic research on programmers' motivation
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 05:16:56
Message-Id: alpine.OSX.1.00-jdl.0911111315510.13221@SpithFire.local
1 Dear Gentoo community, 
3 We are researching the motivation factors of Open Source software
4 programmers and would like to ask your cooperation in our large-scale
5 research. The research is performed for the Amsterdam Business School of
6 the University of Amsterdam. Your participation would consist of
7 completing an online survey to which we have linked below. Your
8 participation is completely anonymous and the research publication will
9 be freely available, including the results of the survey.
11 The goal of the research is to better understand the motivations
12 software programmers have for joining and contributing to an Open Source
13 project. The insights gained from this research would help the
14 development of theory for Information Management and could help
15 practitioners better understand Open Source projects. Next to this, the
16 publication of this research will increase the exposure of the
17 development of Open Source software within the academic environment.
18 Please follow the link to the online survey.
20 Our test audience has shown that completing the survey will take about
21 15 minutes. Your time is highly appreciated by us.
25 Kind regards,
26 Dr. Thomas Adelaar
27 Mark Pith
30 PS If you reply to this message, please include mark.pith@×××××××××××.nl
31 as CC for a faster response.
32 -This independent research is not related to the Gentoo project.-