On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM, Marcin Cieslak <saper(a)saper.info> wrote:
Kevin Carillo from University of Wellington is going to research
"Newcomer experience and contributor behavior in FOSS communities
So far Debian, GNOME, Gentoo, KDE, Mozilla, Ubuntu, NetBSD, OpenSUSE
will be taken into account, and FreeBSD recently joined and
there is still some possibility for other large FOSS projects to join.
I think it could fit nicely into our recent efforts directed
at newcomer experience after Git migration. And MediaWiki is
a bit different than above projects.
Are we interested
to include MediaWiki in that research?
As Kevin explains in his post he tried to avoid spamming mailing
lists to look for project interested, so I am doing this for him :-)
I've worked with Kevin in preparation for his survey and later
promotion from the KDE-side quite a bit. This is not the kind of
research project that is of no value to the project taking part. I
expect the results to be very useful for KDE (and likely also the
other projects taking part).
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
Community Communications for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg
unter der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das
Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.