I am a Ph.D. candidate in Instructional Technology at the University of Tennessee. My dissertation focuses on what motivates people to contribute to F/OSS projects. Though it may seem obvious to you, many non-programmers are still suspicious of OSS and think there must be a catch. Can you help me to demonstrate why talented programmers are willing to work for free? My survey should take no more than 15 minutes and asks for no identifying information.

Please click on the following link to take the survey. If you are interested in the results of the survey, please send me a message. This is my second request for participation; if you responded already, please ignore this request.




Your help is highly appreciated.


Hoda Baytiyeh.