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
"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..."