[Techtalk] A new FLOSS Survey

Magni Onsoien magnio+lc-techtalk at pvv.ntnu.no
Fri Apr 1 22:45:12 EST 2005

For once there was something interesting on Slashdot:

"The EU-funded FLOSSPOLS project is carrying out a survey of developers
worldwide. This is a follow-up to the original FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open
Source Software) survey in 2002, which was one of the first and most
comprehensive surveys of developers - who they are, how they work and
why they do it. The new survey aims to provide an update, include new
developers, and answer some of the questions that were raised by the
first one. In particular, how do developer communities help in learning
skills and generating employment, and why is the level of participation
by women so low?"

The new survey is found at:

Fill in and give the researchers some more data om female developers
this time :-) (The last survey had about 25 women, or 1.1%.
Unfortunately all the similar surveys, plus examinations of
participation in mailing lists show the same number or fewer women, so I
guess sending this email just skews the data :-P)

Magni :)
sash is very good for you.

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