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CNET News: The Linux Developer Lifestyle, Exposed

Aug 24, 2002, 05:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

[ Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan for this link. ]

"The survey portion of FLOSS was conducted online, and was circulated freely among developers without geographic limitations. The analysis was based on responses from 2,784 participants, 70 percent of whom live in European Union countries, and 14 percent in the United States...

"The more striking of the survey's findings are those relating to developers' personal characteristics: They are 98.9 percent male, and 41.4 percent are single. Another 18.6 percent have partners but are not living with them, while 18.8 percent have live-in partners and another 21.1 percent are married.

"This means that 60 percent are not cohabiting, but the study's authors noted that 60 percent are in a relationship of some kind. "The often-mentioned assumption that OS/FS (open source/free software) developers are singles that are bored and have no partnership obligations and responsibilities is apparently not true," the report said..."

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