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From "Storm-Olsen, Marius" <Marius.Storm-Ol...@student.bi.no>
Subject Re: Open Source Organizational Culture
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:44:13 GMT
I appreciate that, and fully understand the demand on all the 
contributors, as I track Git and Qt development myself.

Hopefully the openness and access to the raw results across many 
different OSS projects will entice a few to do the survey.

Thanks Rich, appreciate your time!

-- 
.marius


On 4/22/2014 10:36 AM, Rich Bowen wrote:
> I would recommend sending the email to committers@a.o, but be aware that
> Apache participants, due to our visible spot in the open source
> ecosystem, get a *lot*  of surveys and tend to ignore most of them.
>
> --
> Rich Bowen, mobile edition
> rbowen@rcbowen.com <mailto:rbowen@rcbowen.com>
>
> On Apr 22, 2014 10:02 AM, "Storm-Olsen, Marius"
> <Marius.Storm-Olsen@student.bi.no
> <mailto:Marius.Storm-Olsen@student.bi.no>> wrote:
>
>     ‚Äč
>
>     Hi,
>
>     As part of the research into a thesis on Open Source Organizational
>     Culture, I want to send out a short survey to the Apache
>     organization. However, given that the Apache community is so large,
>     with numerous individual projects under its umbrella, I wanted to
>     check with the community list first; both to seek explicit
>     permission for doing so, and to figure out what would be the best
>     way to send out such a survey without "spamming" the community.
>
>     The survey is short (10-15 minutes), and the results - with raw but
>     anonymized data - will be public, and available to the whole Open
>     Source community. The larger the participation, the more
>     statistically relevant data, and the better we can interpret the
>     results across OSS as a whole.
>
>     I have included the email I would want to send out below, for your
>     consideration.
>
>     Sincerely,
>     Marius Storm-Olsen
>
>     ------
>
>     Hi,
>
>     I would like to request your participation in a survey on
>          Open Source Organizational Culture,
>     which will provide valuable insight into how Open Source projects
>     are run, how their participants act, how they might change going
>     forward, and how particular Open Source projects compare with one
>     another and with traditional business cultures. The survey will take
>     10-15 minutes to complete.
>
>     http://bit.ly/OSOCAS2014
>
>
>     Why?
>     ----
>     The survey will be used as part of my thesis on Open Source
>     Organizational Culture at BI Norwegian Business School (www.bi.no/en
>     <http://www.bi.no/en>, or www.bi.edu <http://www.bi.edu>), but in
>     true Open Source spirit the raw - but anonymized - results will be
>     open for all. So, your Open Source project will be able to massage
>     and dissect the results any way you wish, and see how you compare
>     with other projects out there.
>
>     Up until now, most research in Open Source culture has been based on
>     mining mailing lists to find out how people act, who they interact
>     with, and how projects organize themselves.
>
>     In this research we would rather ask the participants directly about
>     how a project is managed and what should change for the project to
>     be spectacularly successful.
>
>     When?
>     -----
>
>     The survey is open now through May 1st.
>
>     Where?
>     ------
>
>     The bit.ly <http://bit.ly> address brings you to the following survey
>
>     https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1587798/osocas-2014
>
>     Remember that you can save your progress at any time and come back
>     to the survey at a later point when you have time to finish it.
>
>     Who are you?
>     ------------
>     My name is Marius Storm-Olsen, and I am currently working on a
>     thesis on Open Source Organizational Culture. I've been an active
>     part of Open Source for years, most notably on the Qt and Git
>     projects. Although I have my own experiences to draw on in the
>     thesis, they do not qualify for the Open Source community at large,
>     hence the survey.
>
>     How to help?
>     ------------
>     If you want to help, feel free to forward this email to any Open
>     Source project you would want to participate the survey. Once you
>     have send the invitation, please either send me an email with the
>     name of the project, or update the table shown on
>
>     https://github.com/mstormo/OSOCAS/wiki
>
>
>     I do hope you can participate, and thank you for your consideration!
>
>
>     Best regards,
>     Marius Storm-Olsen
>

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