I have a issue about a couple of your questions. The one that prompted
me to write this note is the one that says:
Members of the open source community generally agree that ....
1) You will make money by working on open source projects.
This somehow strikes me as a loaded statement. The answer is obviously
'strongly disagree'. For instance, I've written a game, it is open
source and GPLv2 or whatever GPL version you choose. I did not make any
money because of it. There was no open source fund that I was drawing
from in order to write this game and make it available free over the
internet. Where's my pot of money for doing this?
I believe that the proper way to state this is and get a variety of
1) You CAN make money by working on open source projects.
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> My name is Lara Thynne and I am a PhD candidate at Deakin University
> Australia. I am currently researching the boundary between work and
> leisure activities directly related to the open source community and
> open source program development.
> As part of this I am running a survey at the following address.
> The survey is completely confidential and looks at your views and
> motivations to use Open Source software and to participate in the
> It will only take a five to ten minutes to complete and your contact
> details will not be recorded. You can withdraw your participation at
> any stage.
> I sincerely apologize for the spammish nature of this e-mail - I
> don't mean to abuse this list. I am trying to collect responses
> from as many open source developers and users as possible and a
> mailing list like can be the only way to reach many developers.
> Thanks again
> P.S The program that I am using is open source, of course
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