FLOSS Survey 2013? A Proposal for Comprehensive Survey on FLOSS Developers

  • Masayuki Hatta
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 378)


The year 2013 will mark the 10th anniversary of the renowned FLOSS surveys[1]. They were the first international efforts to conduct online (and offline) questionnaire surveys to collect comprehensive data on FLOSS developers, such as who they were, what motivated them, how they were organized, then aim at picturing an overview of what the FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software) development was all about. The outcome of FLOSS surveys has been considered as one of the most reliable sources on FLOSS ecosystem for researchers (especially in the realm of social sciences) who are interested in the FLOSS development process at large.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masayuki Hatta
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  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsSurugadai UniversityHannou357-8555

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