Apache/Spark community members are invited to take part in the Express 2019 F/OSS-Firms Survey!
We are looking for participants to help us with a study on the
sustainability of free and open source software, ‘Mapping the co-production
of digital infrastructure by peer projects and firms’, which is funded by a
Sloan and Ford Foundations grant.
We are trying to learn about how commercial firm engagement with F/OSS, for
example in the form of paying developers to develop F/OSS, impacts volunteer
projects such as Apache/Spark.
Our quantitative survey of GitHub shows that Apache/Spark is one of the top
recipients of commits by people with a professional email address (eg
@microsoft.com), which is why we are reaching out to members of the
Participation in the survey requires about five minutes of your time (there
are only seven questions). If you are involved in Apache/Spark as a
developer, maintainer or contributor, please follow the link below to answer
The research team: Mathieu O’Neil, University of Canberra; Xiaolan Cai,
University of Canberra; Laure Muselli, Telecom Paris; Mahin Raissi,
University of Canberra; Stefano Zacchiroli, Universite Paris Diderot / INRIA
& former Debian Project Leader
Duration: The survey will run for 2 weeks, from November 25 to December 9