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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 3

December 12th, 2007 by
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The third issue of openSUSE Weekly News is out! You can read it in: English, German. In this issue:

  • openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 0
  • KDE Four Live 0.8, KDE 4.0 RC2 Packages, and Koffice Alpha6 Packages
  • Indonesian openSUSE Community Annual Meeting a Huge Success
  • Results from the openSUSE Contributor Survey
  • In Tips and Tricks: How to Change to the GNOME or KDE-style YaST, Calculations in Kickoff (KDE Menu), Fonts: Subpixel Hinting

Results From openSUSE Contributor Survey

December 12th, 2007 by
Novell Open Audio

281 contributors from the openSUSE community participated in a survey last month. The survey was part of a research project on the topic of firm-sponsored open source communities, hosted by the University of Oslo. Topics in the survey include:

  • level of contribution
  • reasons for participating
  • attitude towards Novell

The results are now ready and can be found here:

The commented version includes some analysis of the results and statistical measures of correlation between questions in the survey. The simple version only shows the distribution of frequencies in percent, but also includes the answers to the open text fields in the survey.