--- "Yordan D. Minev" <yordan@...> wrote:
> Subject: Open Source Software Research
> From: "Yordan D. Minev" <yordan@...>
> To: yordan@...
> Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 16:56:04 +0000
> Hello everyone from the worldwide Linux community,
> My name is Yordan Dimitrov Minev and I am an
> undergraduate student
> majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science at St.
> Lawrence University,
> Canton, NY. Along with my adviser Professor Robert
> Torres, this summer I
> am working on an academic research-project
> investigating the trends in
> the open source/free software, entitled "Will the
> penuin break the
> Some of the issues I am interested in researching
> are the reasons that
> people use and develop for Linux, the ideological
> differences between
> the free software foundation and the open source
> foundation, and the
> reasons some computer users are dissatisfied with
> closed-source software.
> Aiming to understand how the Linux users feel about
> the open source
> software, I developed a web-based survey, and I
> kindly ask all of you to
> participate. You can start the survey by going to
> http://myslu.stlawu.edu/~ydmine03/survey.html It
> shoud not take you more
> than 15-30 minutes. I would like to ask all of you
> who are
> administrators of Linux user groups to forward this
> e-mail to the
> members of your user group. Also, feel free to
> forward this e-mail to
> other Linux user groups you colaborate with. My aim
> is to get as many
> respondents as possible. Furthermore, I would be
> delighted to have
> respondents with different levels of computer
> In the coming weeks, after analysing the results
> from the survey, I will
> write a paper and I will make a short presentation
> on the topic at St.
> Lawrence University. I would like to stress that the
> purpose of this
> survey is solely educational. I fully assure you
> that the results I
> obtain and all materials from this project will
> never be sold; rather,
> they will remain freely available at
> http://myslu.stlawu.edu/~ydmine03/survey.html. Your
> privacy will also be
> protected, and at no time will I publish, give away,
> or sell your
> personal information or e-mail address.
> Lastly, I would like to appologize for not sending
> you a survey in your
> native language. Speaking primarily a language other
> than English
> myself, I very much appreciate the diversity of
> cultures and languages
> in the contemporary world.
> Thank you very much for participating in my survey.
> If you have any
> questions, concerns, or comments, please do not
> hessitate to contact me
> (ydmine03@...) or my adviser for this
> project, Professor Robert
> Torres (rtorres@...). Either one of us would
> be happy to answer
> your questions or address your concerns.
> Yordan Minev
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