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IBM: Nicholas Petreley on What Linux Developers Really Want

Apr 28, 2003, 18:00 (2 Talkback[s])

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"Evans Data Corp's 2003 Linux Developer Survey is out, and this year Evans brought in Nicholas Petreley--long-time Linux observer, founding editor of, and contributing editor for InfoWorld--to analyze the survey results. To get some perspectives on what the survey tells us about Linux developers' likes and dislikes, we caught up with Nick and asked him what it was all about. Here's what he had to say.

"What's the history of the Evans Linux developer survey?

"Nick: This Linux Development Survey, Volume 1 2003 is the seventh is the series. Evans started doing this in the first quarter of 2000. It's been an evolving survey. The first survey was pretty good, but as the technology has changed, it's evolved into, hopefully, a much more valuable survey..."

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