[Fwd: GNOME Developer Survey]

	These people are irritating ... three spams from the same group. They
shot themselves in the foot in the third paragraph with the "twenty
minutes" IMHO.

	Can I suggest that the Board complains to these guys for hassling our
contributors - and/or is this sanctioned - I assume it must be since
they use the trademark in their 'GNOME developer survey' title.

	Furthermore - since these surveys are at least somewhat frequent, can I
suggest that in future, the foundation acts as an intermediary:

	* to review the content of these surveys pwrt. brevity
	* to normalise some questions such that we have a consistent
	  set of questions over time we can graph.
	* to broker and publish the complete raw data under some
	  suitable open license.
	* provide some financial incentive to the foundation per
	  respondant, rather than some uncertain prize
	* to do the mailing of questions themselves - and do this
	  only once.



 michael meeks novell com  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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Dear GNOME Developer,

We recently asked you to complete a survey and the purpose of this email is to remind you to complete it.  This is your final reminder; we will stop collecting responses February 11th, so please complete it before then.  We will announce the winner of the $200 drawing before March 1st.  Good Luck!

Dr. Jim Herbsleb, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and a team of researchers from University of Pittsburgh (including Dr. Sherae Daniel) and the University of Louisville are conducting a research project that seeks to identify factors that lead developers to be active contributors to GNOME. 

To collect data for this study we invite you to complete a 20 minute online survey.  Please beware - some questions may appear to be duplicated, but there are important differences.  Wording is sometimes repeated so we can gather responses that reflect your perspective as a GNOME community member, your perspective as a corporate employee, and your personal values.  The perspective we want you to use is stated at the top of the page on which the question appears.

 We realize that your time is valuable. Here are a few of the reasons we believe it would be beneficial to participate:

·                     You will be supporting research that can help you and GNOME.

·                     The amount of time required – 20 minutes – is minimal.

·                     Your completion of the survey will enter you in a drawing to receive one of two $200 gift cards.


 Aggregate, anonymous (i.e., with personally identifying information removed) results will be shared with the GNOME community.


Thank you for your attention.


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