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Research survey: Impact of Microsoft Acquisition of GitHub

Dear contributors,

I am Natnaree Asavaseri and currently undertaking a research internship at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. As a part of my research, I am analyzing the impact of Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub.

I would like to conduct a survey to understand how developers perceive the Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub, especially from contributors to Linux distributions and BSD families. So please consider voicing your opinion by allowing us up to 5 minutes to complete our short survey. 

https://goo.gl/forms/lbIL5qsinDRQyTaK2

We would like to remind you that participation in this survey is completely voluntary and your identity is hidden for anonymity. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Natnaree
Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Re: Research survey: Impact of Microsoft Acquisition of GitHub

Reply #1
I am afraid you are introducing an unnecessary bias into your research from the git-start (or is it get-start :)

Why would you choose google as a medium to collect data on microsoft's impact?  Chances are that those who hate MS enough also hate google and wouldn't enter their site.

Just a methodological note.  There are plenty of "script free" surveying sites and tools one can use to avoid sending their "subjects" into the wolf's net.

But, I am not a developer, so I don't matter, neither what I say affects anything.  It doesn't matter what the science is, the scientific methodology is still one that applies to all.  Your's for the specific purpose is drawing in water from the keel. 


 

Re: Research survey: Impact of Microsoft Acquisition of GitHub

Reply #2
Dear contributors,

I am happy to announce that we are ready to release preliminary results of the "Developer Perception to Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub" survey. These results can be accessed at "https://naist-se.github.io/study-of-microsofts-github-acquisition/". Again thank you for your participation and please feel free to share or discuss these results.

Natnaree
NAIST, Japan