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From Giles Sirett <>
Subject RE: [discuss] cloudstack survey
Date Thu, 08 May 2014 14:07:28 GMT
Bumping this to see if anybodys got an opinion

Kind Regards

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From: Giles Sirett
Sent: 07 May 2014 11:03
To: ''
Subject: [discuss] cloudstack survey


I've had a few conversations with folks recently and there seems to be a desire to run another
survey on Cloudstack adoption.

I think this is a good idea.

When we ran the last survey (June 2013), we had long debates on this list around the content
of that survey, what questions should be asked and how we handle the data.

Original discussion thread:

The end result was that I created this survey

and we then agreed that I would work with a PMC member in order to analyse and share the results
back to the wider community. The source data was held in private@ for confidentiality.

Since that survey, we only have anecdotal evidence of user adoption. This is something that
we MUST change IMO

My proposal is this:

1.       We discuss on this list the format of that survey (using the existing one as a starting
point)  - what questions should be  asked, what we wish to establish. From the previous discussions,
different people had different objectives for the survey

2.       We then leave that survey open on a rolling basis. We could link to it from cloudstack.a.o
("using Cloudstack? - tell us here").
Hopefully, this will feed data into the "whos using cloudstack"

3.       As before, the raw data will be shared at @private level and analysis of that data
for publication can be performed  by a group of PMC folks

Heres my initial comments on changes to the original (mine are mostly marketing related):

1.       We should ask about their community involvement, whether they are signed up on mailing
lists, etc (and can use this opportunity to TELL them about mailing lists)

2.       Ask them what country they are based in (good for analysis)

3.        If they are not the person who is responsible for making the "we can talk about
it" decision: we should ask them who is

4.       "In one line, describe what you use cloudstack for"

5.       Ask them specifically if they would be prepared to do a case study around cloudstack

6.       Update/more specific version numbers

7.       Ask them WHY they chose cloudstack

8.       Create a Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, French, Spanish,etc version of the survey
(I can take on Portuguese & Spanish - will need help with the others)

Kind Regards

Giles Sirett

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