Request for Taking Part in Survey
Apr 12, 2010, 16:04 (4 Talkback[s])
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My name is Maciej and I study Global Studies at Gothenburg
University, Sweden. Currently I'm preparing to write my master
thesis in which I want to investigate free and open source software
community using global civil society's theories. Therefore I would
like to ask the FOSS community members, both developers and users,
to help me with my research. Your motivations of using this kind of
software is the key to my study.
I would like to create few virtual focus groups in which
motivations of using FOSS would be discussed by the interviewees.
The place would be Google groups (I hope not too many people will
object using this platform, but this is the easiest way to conduct
a survey...). Whole discussion will be carried out in English.
Well, I'm Polish myself so if I find enough Poles willing to take a
part in the group interview one of the groups may include Polish
speakers only. Although everybody who declares using FOSS can join
the research, the focus groups in this study will be closed for
public. The survey will consist of asynchronous communication over
a 2-3 weeks period and will start as soon as I get enough people -
hopefully in 5-15 days time.
If you are interested please contact me to my e mail -
m.piosik(at)gmail.com Few sentences about yourself would be
appreciated:) I expect my master thesis to be done in September
2010 and the findings will be available to all interested people.
Also, I promise to preserve anonymity of anybody taking part in the
interview if such a person wishes so.
Please note that you don't need to create a Google account in
order to use Google groups - you can use your current e mail
address. All instructions will be given.
Needless to say that the software on my computer is almost all
free and open source.
Thank you for your help and I hope we will have fun in the