Dear members of Ruby Group, I am a PhD student in e-Business in Durham University, Durham Business School (UK). My research topic is "Knowledge management and innovation in virtual organisations". The aim of my thesis is to assess how and to what extent knowledge is created, shared, and circulated in open source software (OSS) communities. In my empirical studies I am collecting primary data from members/ developers of OSS communities. Because you are the one who can give me a correct picture of how you experience your contribution to OSS activities, I would be very grateful if you could spend no more than 15 minutes to answer my questionnaire (URL: http://www.dur.ac.uk/zilia.iskoujina/qq.htm). There will be some prizes - after finishing the data collection, I will randomly select some respondents and send them gift vouchers for GBP 20 from Amazon. Thank you very much for your time and cooperation. I greatly appreciate your help in contributing to this research endeavour. Zilia Iskoujina PhD Student in e-Business Durham University Durham Business School WWW: http://www.durham.ac.uk/zilia.iskoujina
on 2007-07-31 17:46
on 2007-07-31 18:16
Zilia Iskoujina wrote: > 15 minutes to answer my questionnaire (URL: http://www.dur.ac.uk/zilia.iskoujina/qq.htm). Thanks; that was well-rounded and thorough! I enjoyed answering "no" to _both_ the motivation sections: - do you submit to OSS because you are altruistic? - do you submit to OSS to make lots of money? I'da said "no" to a "gift economy" question too!