Dear Open Source developer
I am doing a research project on "Fun and Software Development" in which I
kindly invite you to participate.
You will find the online survey under http://fasd.ethz.ch/qsf/
. The questionnaire consists
of 53 questions and you will need about 15 minutes to complete it.
With the FASD project (Fun and Software Development) we want to define the motivational
significance of fun when software developers decide to engage in Open Source projects.
What is special about our research project is that a similar survey is planned with
software developers in commercial firms. This procedure allows the immediate comparison
between the involved individuals and the conditions of production of these two development
models. Thus we hope to obtain substantial new insights to the phenomenon of Open Source
With many thanks for your participation,
The results of the survey will be published under
We have set up the mailing list fasd@...128... for this study. Please see
for registration to this mailing list.
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich