[Apologies for the off-topic message; no further emails will be sent]
You are invited to participate in an academic research project that I am
conducting into open source component licensing. The research is part of
my Doctorate of Business Administration degree at the University of
Newcastle, Australia, and is being supervised by Dr Len Whitehouse. The
research is entirely non-commercial, and full results will be made
freely available to any person who is interested. It is hoped that the
research will offer useful information about how component licensing is
approached in practice.
We are looking for Java software developers who are working on either
commercial or open source projects. Participation in the research is
entirely voluntary, and privacy has been carefully addressed to ensure
that participants cannot be identified. The research has received an
ethics clearance from the university.
Participation will usually take less than 30 minutes. If you
participate, you may optionally view a licensing compliance assessment
report for your project. This may be of general interest or assist in
planning licensing compliance strategies.
If you are interested in learning more about the research, please visit
http://research.acegitech.com. At that location you will find the
Research Information Sheet that fully explains the research and provides
you with details on how to participate or ask further questions. Please
note that data collection is scheduled to end on 4 June 2007.
Thank you for taking the time to read this email, and I hope that you
will consider participating.