Dear Developer of aaf-commits,


This email is sent to you with a request to support an academic research study on Open Source Software Development. The online survey is part of larger research project conducted at Tel Aviv University and supported by the Israel Science Foundation.


Since your project is a key element in our research, we have made a great effort to locate you and send you this questionnaire.


We seek to study how knowledge is generated and diffused within, across, and beyond Open Source Software development projects. This study is novel in that it seeks to uncover relationships between the public and private motives of individuals and firms to participate in open source software development projects.


This research study can only be successful if we manage to get all contributors to your project to participate. We do understand that this is not an simple quest, but we nevertheless have to make a serious attempt.


If you have any questions or concerns about this study or suggestions on how this survey can be improved, please contact Professor Uriel Stettner

To launch the online survey, please go to

At the end of the survey you will be invited to enter our sweepstake to win one of 10 $100 Amazon gift certificates.


Thank you for supporting this research effort! We sincerely appreciate it!


Best wishes,

Uriel Stettner



Uriel Stettner, Ph.D.

Department of Strategy - Faculty of Management

Tel Aviv University | Tel Aviv 69978 | Israel

Office: 972-3-6406330 | Mobile: 972-54-2008281