Survey on the Free/Open Source Community

João Miguel Neves joao at
Wed Feb 6 01:47:40 UTC 2002

I found this in slashdot:

One of the most interesting features of this presentation is the
separation of the community in 4 groups that have different motivations
to write Free Software:

Believers (33%) - it is a matter of liberty.

Skill Improvers (25%) - improves programming skills.

Fun-seekers (21%) - the code is stimulating to write.

Professionals (21%) - uses the code for work needs.

I think this could help us try to understand better how some of the
developers think and how to reach them.

						Joao Miguel Neves
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