[PLUG-TALK] Opportunity for people 50 years+ to participate in a research study to contribute to open source
davidson.jennif at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 14:02:01 PDT 2014
Answering questions on a mailing list would be borderline. We could chat
about the particular interactions, to see if it'd count.
I've been doing some research into the area, and I've found that there is a
lack of people over 35 contributing to open source, even though there is a
sizable portion of the US employed developer population who is in that age
I was also hoping that some people on this list may know of people who
would fit the bill, even if they aren't eligible.
Human-Computer Interaction PhD Candidate, Oregon State University
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On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 1:52 PM, Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com>wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Apr 2014, Jen D wrote:
> > 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!).
> I wonder how many folks, regardless of age, who regularly use open
> software have _not_ contributed in some way. Perhaps the many Windows users
> who use OSS would fit, but I suspect that few, if any, in the linux/*BSD
> fit that category.
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