Thank you for your interest in the Fedora Participation Survey, which is part of a larger study of the Fedora Project by Professors Jonathon Cummings and Tony O'Driscoll at Duke University.
The survey is divided into two steps: Step 1 (below) asks you to submit a specific activity that characterizes your most significant form of participation in the Fedora Project during the past 6 months, and Step 2 (on a subsequent page following validation and login) asks you more detailed questions about your Fedora Project activity.
[If you have already completed Step 1, and you would like to log back into a specific activity you already submitted, please click here to go directly to Step 2.]
Our research goal is to focus more deeply on three primary themes that emerged from over 20 interviews we conducted with participants in the Fedora Project, including Red Hat employees and participants outside of Red Hat. These themes are (1) Values that are relevant to participants (e.g., to what extent is 'Open Source' a relevant value across the Fedora Project?), (2) Activities that participants engage in to help sustain the community (e.g., to what extent is 'testing' a collaborative activity across the Fedora Project?), and (3) Tools participants use for communication or workflow (e.g., to what extent is 'Planet' or 'Koji' used across the Fedora Project?).
Towards the goal of focusing the Fedora Participation Survey on values, activities, and tools, we have generated a list of representative activities below. We appreciate that participants engage in multiple activities (oftentimes simultaneously!), but in an effort to reduce the time spent on the survey to roughly 15 minutes, we ask that you select one specific activity you believe was your most significant form of participation in the Fedora Project during the past 6 months. We will ask you several questions about this specific activity in the survey, including questions about the extent to which different tools played a role in your activity.
[Note that even though we are only asking for one activity per participant, the online survey is set up to handle multiple activities per participant if you want to submit more than one - simply repeat Steps 1 and 2]
Step 1: Please select one specific activity from the list below that you believe represents your most significant form of participation during the past 6 months. The specific activity can range from identifying a bug to providing a patch to introducing a new package to writing documentation. Furthermore, the specific activity can be big or small, time-consuming or relatively quick, and can occur upstream or downstream.