Australian Open Source Industry & Community Census 2007

Last week Pia and I launched the Australian Open Source Industry & Community Census, through which we aim to gather solid numbers about the local Open Source industry and community, and turn some perceptions around in the process.

If you’re an Aussie FLOSS contributor (no matter how far or how wide you roam) or if your company sells, services or supports Open Source related technologies in the Australian market, this is for you!

There’s heaps of information on the website and in the announcement.

Stand up and be counted!

Meanwhile, we’re just about to leave for Darwin, the first stop on our “Meet the Open Source Industry” roadshow. Incredibly (or at least to us), Darwin has had the highest number of registrations so far. Rock on!

“Meet the Open Source Industry” Roadshow 2007

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4 Responses to Australian Open Source Industry & Community Census 2007

  1. Zhasper says:

    It’s not a census, it’s a survey. More specifically, it’s a sample survey.

    To be a census, you must exhaustively catalog every member of the population. As far as I can tell, you’re only inviting people to participate. I’m not going to participate, therefore you don’t have a census survey, you only have a sample survey.

  2. Martin Sevior says:

    Hi Jeff,
    I truly wish all the best with endeavour. I started to fill out the survey and got more and more uncomfortable with the level of detail and information requested of me.

    In the end I closed the survey form after I was requested to supply my annual income. Sorry this survey is too intrusive for me.

  3. jdub says:

    Zhasper, thank you Captain Obvious! We’re not calling a census because we thi that’s the correct technical term for what we’re doing.

  4. jdub says:

    Martin, that’s a bummer. I hope you’ve read the privacy policy and noticed the “prefer not to answer” option for that particular question.

    We’re not too fussed about losing a few people on this front in the first year this project is run.

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