Request to Participate in Survey on Newcomers in Open Source Projects

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Wed Nov 14 18:17:21 UTC 2012


I would encourage you to take a few minutes and participate in
this. How we welcome newcomers to FOSS communities is important
and I hope that this research provides us some insight.

"Kevin Carillo, a PhD student from the Victoria University of 
Wellington, is calling for participants for a survey that seeks to 
collect data on the experiences of newcomers joining open source 
communities. Carillo says he is "interested in hearing from people who 
are either technical or non-technical contributors, and who have had 
either positive or negative newcomer experiences." The goal of his 
research project is to collect data on how newcomers to open source 
communities turn into contributors or what prevents them from doing so."

The survey is at:

and more details are here:


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