FLOSS 2013: A Survey Dataset About Free Software Contributors: Challenges for Curating, Sharing, and Combining

TitleFLOSS 2013: A Survey Dataset About Free Software Contributors: Challenges for Curating, Sharing, and Combining
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsRobles, Gregorio, Reina Laura Arjona, Serebrenik Alexander, Vasilescu Bogdan, and González-Barahona Jesús M.
Secondary TitleProceedings of the 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories
Pagination396–399
PublisherACM
Place PublishedNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-2863-0
Keywordsanonymization, data combining, data sharing, ethics, free software, microdata, msr data showcase, open data, open source, privacy, Survey
Abstract

In this data paper we describe a data set obtained by means of performing an on-line survey to over 2,000 Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) contributors. The survey includes questions related to personal characteristics (gender, age, civil status, nationality, etc.), education and level of English, professional status, dedication to FLOSS projects, reasons and motivations, involvement and goals. We describe as well the possibilities and challenges of using private information from the survey when linked with other, publicly available data sources. In this regard, an example of data sharing will be presented and legal, ethical and technical issues will be discussed.

URLhttp://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2597073.2597129
DOI10.1145/2597073.2597129
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