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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: Open Source Organizational Culture
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:36:18 GMT
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
On Apr 22, 2014 10:02 AM, "Storm-Olsen, Marius" <
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, or 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 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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