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Why Do People Write Free Documentation? Results of a Survey

Jun 17, 2007, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Oram)

"A unique survey ran on O'Reilly's web site during the first three months of 2007, aimed at people who contribute free documentation to online mailing lists, web sites, and other forums. The survey garnered 354 responses, which in itself indicates the thriving state of free documentation and the dedication of the people who write it.

"Professional computer users know well that computer documentation, like music and news, has moved online. What's truly phenomenal is the high rate of contributions by rank-and-file computer users..."

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