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What drives a geek?

Open source community examined



1:17 pm on Feb 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The Boston Group Hacker Survey [osdn.com] has examined the open source / free software community - well, mainly sourceforge.net.

Boston Group, a management consulting firm, was interested in lessons their clients could learn from the f/os community.

To their surprise the surveyors found beating Bill a minor motivation for geeks - having fun, getting stimulated by exchange with others and getting immersed in the code were the most offered reasons for involvement.

The whole thing is rather hilarious - should perhaps been in Foo - but is worth a read anyway.


6:01 pm on Feb 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The percentage of respondents to their survey should have led them to the conclusion that open source participants don't like surveys and pretty much left to declare that they have a statistically insignificant result, and not much else -lol

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