[PLUG-TALK] Opportunity for people 50 years+ to participate in a research study to contribute to open source

Jen D davidson.jennif at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 13:43:43 PDT 2014


All of those things would count as contributions.

I'm looking for people who have never contributed at all to open source
before - no bug reports, no documentation edits, no code patches, etc. That
said, if they've *used* open source, that's totally acceptable (and
encouraged!).

Jennifer Davidson
Human-Computer Interaction PhD Candidate, Oregon State University
Program Manager @ChickTechOrg
Community Manager @Privly


On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 1:37 PM, Michael Rasmussen <michael at jamhome.us>wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 01:20:22PM -0700, Jen D wrote:
> > We’re looking for individuals who (individuals will be excluded from the
> > study if they
> > do not meet these criteria):
> > • Are 50 years old or above,
> > • Have technical expertise related to software development.
> > • Are fluent in English
> > • Have never contributed to free/open source software
> > • Have an interest in contributing to free/open source software
>
> What constitutes "have never contributed"?
> filing bug reports?
> testing and providing feedback?
> editing Wikipedia entries?
>
>
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