For your information. You are invited / encouraged to take this
survey. Thank you!
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From: Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 9:40 AM
Subject: Please take this survey about new contributors
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Hi, if you joined the MediaWiki / Wikimedia tech community in 2010 or
later please consider taking this survey:
Newcomer experience and contributor behavior in FOSS communities
The survey is open for sporadic contributors or full time Wikimedia
employees, developers or any other profile. Anybody is welcome to
leave their feedback as long as you have started contributing to this
community in the past 3 years.
11 mature and well established open source projects are taking part in
this survey: Debian, FreeBSD, GNOME, Gentoo, KDE, Mozilla, NetBSD,
OpenSUSE, Python, Ubuntu and Wikimedia. Some of them started some days
ago and have more than hundred responses by now. The data of this
survey is anonymous and will be released under a ‘share-alike’ Open
Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL).
From Kevin Carillo, the researcher:
From OpenHatch, a non-profit working on the bridge
software projects and new contributors:
If you, like me, became a bit tired of survey requests like this
please consider filling this one anyway. It focuses in a specific area
where we don't have much data. As fresh technical contributor
coordinator at the WMF I'm looking forward to the results of this
research and the lessons it will bring.
Thank you. :)
Technical Contributor Coordinator