[hackerspaces] Hackerspaces survey on Free/Libre Open Source Software

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 7 02:53:24 CEST 2014

Good point,
of course I dont like surveys myself, but the mailing list thread and the
wiki itself is pretty clear. I was interested in the answers so far and
appreciate all input. I am not studying this for marketing or to make a
scientific study. I am/was considering if the idea of the self labeling of
a hackerspace as a floss supporting one kinda like the open source hardware
did http://www.oshwa.org/definition/ or the osi did. It would be nice to
have some type of social contract to hold up and say : this is good.

On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 5:38 PM, maxigas <maxigas at anargeek.net> wrote:

> From: Mike  Dupont <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com>
> Subject: [hackerspaces] Hackerspaces survey on Free/Libre Open Source
> Software
> Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 09:26:22 -0500
> > Hello Fellow Hackers, I recently moved to Kansas and found
> > hackerspaces that are not really what I would have expected
> > from my experience with hackerspaces in Europe (cbase, matrax
> > and others) .  I find much less FLOSS and very little knowledge
> > or awareness of any of the issues that I feel are important.
> {snip}
> > So I made a short survey to get peoples opinion on this :
> > https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9WYC6SY
> This is a hard one to resolve but you may be interested to consider in the
> evaluation of the results that many FLOSS enthusiasts are also against
> using proprietary platforms like surveymonkey because they dislike
> generating content free of charge and distrust disclosing marketing
> information to organisations with such a business model.  So my estimation
> is that you won't get the hard core answers there.
> In any case thanks for putting together this survey and animating this
> thread and I am very interested to see the results both for my hackerspace
> organising work and for my academic research.
> --
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