Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

On Fri, 2010-01-15 at 02:01 -0800, Lefty (石鏡 ) wrote:

Hi Lefty,

> Thanks to Bruno and the rest of the Membership team. It pleases me for
> some reason to be on the same list of new members as my friend, Jim
> Vasile.

> On a different matter, I am currently conducting a brief (< 5 minute)
> survey on attitudes and viewpoints on FLOSS and proprietary software
> and I invite all to participate in it. We have on the order to 400
> respondents so far, but I’d like to get as broad a level of coverage
> as possible.

Thanks a lot for taking the time to conduct these surveys!

The results are more than enlightening to me. The surveys definitely are
useful and insightful.

They sharply illustrate that open source developers are far more
pragmatic than certain people in the audience would like us to be.

Given that some of those people have been very disruptive, it for me
absolutely was needed to confront them with numerical reality.

I hope that the foundation board will learn from your surveys and will
conduct them for most of the future foundation-board decisions too.

I also hope the foundation board will respect the results of these
surveys. The results are invaluable.

I disrespect people who claim that this last survey has intentional
bias. For me they are being intellectually dishonest.

> The survey can be found at

> A summary of the responses received so far can be found at
> Thanks in advance for your participation. I’ll be making a formal
> report of the results in a few weeks.

It would be nice to know the results of the people who claim that they
are working on or contributing to a GNOME project.



Philip Van Hoof, freelance software developer
home: me at pvanhoof dot be 
gnome: pvanhoof at gnome dot org

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