benno.luthiger | 25 May 10:04 2004

FASD project: Online survey launched

Dear Open Source developer

I am doing a research project on "Fun and Software Development" in which I kindly invite you to participate.
You will find the online survey under The questionnaire consists of 53
questions and you will need about 15 minutes to complete it.

With the FASD project (Fun and Software Development) we want to define the motivational significance of
fun when software developers decide to engage in Open Source projects. What is special about our research
project is that a similar survey is planned with software developers in commercial firms. This procedure
allows the immediate comparison between the involved individuals and the conditions of production of
these two development models. Thus we hope to obtain substantial new insights to the phenomenon of Open
Source Development.

With many thanks for your participation,
Benno Luthiger

The results of the survey will be published under
We have set up the mailing list fasd@... for this study. Please
see for registration to this mailing list.


Benno Luthiger
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
8092 Zurich

Mail: benno.luthiger(at)