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Old 05-03-2005, 03:14 PM   #1
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OT: Free / Open Source Software Survey

Dear LinuxQuestions Forum,

I am sorry for interrupting your discussion but maybe you are interested
in participating in a scientific survey...

I am currently writing my masters thesis in Psychology at the University
of Cologne, Germany. I am writing my thesis about the open source
community i.e. experiences of developers and users with the open source
community. By filling out a questionnaire I designed you would help me
to find out about personal motivations for knowledge sharing and
cooperation in software projects and software communities.

I would be very grateful if you could take 5-10 minutes of your time to
help me and would appreciate your experts opinion on the matter.

If you are interested in taking part in this survey please use the link
below to get to the questionnaire. In case you are not interested or
too busy you may simply erase this email.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Link to the questionnaire:

Details about the survey:

* The questionnaire is in English and in German.
* At the end of the online questionnaire you can take part in a raffle
initiated by me.
* The investigation is done anonymously which means that no personalised
links (invitation to the survey with an individual parameter) are used.
* The parameter "liq" is just used for methodical reasons in order to
know how you have been invited to the questionnaire.
* The investigation is done by a partially standardised questionnaire
(open and closed questions).
* No cookies are set.
* All participants will have access to the quantitative statistics on my
* When the survey period has finished the completely anonymous data set
will be offered for download.

Best regards, Florian Reiss

Florian Reiss
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Old 05-03-2005, 11:59 PM   #2
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Ok , filled it in , but one question remains :
What's a "Raffle"?
Old 05-04-2005, 12:05 AM   #3
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Lottery, win something (I suppose)
Old 05-04-2005, 12:10 AM   #4
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That much I gathered from it , but I was hoping for a more precise translation/explanation.
Something along the lines of : Throw all submitted email-adresses in a bowl and pick one blindfolded , or are there other requirements?
Old 05-04-2005, 12:19 AM   #5
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Megamieuwsel, I won't know, because I NEVER type my e-mail address in such polls..

See what I mean
Old 05-04-2005, 04:55 AM   #6
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A raffle is a lottery / prize game. Probably a very british-english word I suppose. When the survey-period has ended 23 participants will be randomly picked.

This raffle is iniated by me in order to give something in return for you effort to take part. The same is with the real-time statistics on my webpage.

I understand if somebody doesn't want to take part in the raffle out of security reasons. Although the survey-data and the email-address is stored in two different datasets and I will erase all addresses when the survey-period has ended.

Thanks for your feedbacks, Florian
Old 05-04-2005, 05:32 AM   #7
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All finished! I love doing surveys . Can't wait to see the results.


Old 05-04-2005, 06:17 AM   #8
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It would be interesting to see if there is a intercorrelation between the answers and the country of the participants.
Do you got anything like that planned?


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