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

Jarkko Moilanen jarkko.moilanen at uta.fi
Mon Apr 7 19:09:11 CEST 2014


On ma, 2014-04-07 at 00:38 +0200, maxigas 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.

That's one of the reasons I installed open source tool (LimeSurvey) to
run various surveys (http://surveys.peerproduction.net/). That tool is
available for P2P communities and for anyone doing surveys among P2P
communities, hacker communities and alike. 

We do require in return that all collected (raw)data is published as
open data for others to use. In case you have needs for such tool, let
me know (@kyyberi at twitter and IRC, freenode). 


> 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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Jarkko Moilanen, M.Soc.Sc
PhD Candidate
School of Information Sciences
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