[Design-team] We need more designers to take the Fedora research survey!

Máirín Duffy duffy at fedoraproject.org
Thu Apr 1 16:45:28 UTC 2010

Hey folks,

Would you mind taking a few minutes to take the Duke University Fedora
survey? We need more design-minded folk to take it. It only took me
about 15 minutes to do it, it's not that bad. Research like this can
really help us understand how to make Fedora a better community to work
in and to attract new contributors.

Thanks peeps,

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Greg DeKoenigsberg <gdk at redhat.com>
Subject: Fedora research survey. 
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 12:23:03 -0400 (EDT)


As some of you may know, professors at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke 
University have been conducting a study of Fedora, and have put together an 
online survey based on interviews they conducted with several dozen folks from 
the community.

You can access the survey here:


Their research goal is to focus more deeply on three primary themes that 
emerged from over 20 interviews they conducted with participants in the Fedora 

        o  Values that are relevant to participants (e.g., to what
           extent is 'Open Source' a relevant value across the Fedora

        o  Activities that participants engage in to help sustain the
           community (e.g., to what extent is 'testing' a collaborative
           activity across the Fedora Project?), and

        o  Tools participants use for communication or workflow (e.g.,
           to what extent is 'Planet' or 'Koji' used across the Fedora

The findings of this research will go a long way to helping us better 
understand what makes the Fedora community tick. I think it is a hallmark of 
our success as a community that academics are starting to study in detail the 
ins-and-outs of how our community works. 

Please respond as soon as possible.  If you have any comments or concerns, 
please feel free to email me.

Thanks again for taking the time to answer these questions.


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