Research survey: Impact of Microsoft Acquisition of GitHub

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Research survey: Impact of Microsoft Acquisition of GitHub

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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

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Re: Research survey: Impact of Microsoft Acquisition of GitH

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Are you sure we're part of the target audience? The survey description seems to say otherwise:
We target contributors of the Linux kernel and its distributions as well as BSD families to gauge your opinion on this acquisition.
ReactOS is neither Linux nor BSD, nor in any way related other than being an OS and being open source.

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Re: Research survey: Impact of Microsoft Acquisition of GitH

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I am suspicious because the survey web page is not located at naist.jp (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan) or any of its subdomains.

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Re: Research survey: Impact of Microsoft Acquisition of GitH

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middings wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:07 am
I am suspicious because the survey web page is not located at naist.jp (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan) or any of its subdomains.
It's normal practice to use Google Forms for such things as pools.

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Re: Research survey: Impact of Microsoft Acquisition of GitHub

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What's the point of this survey when it only applies to projects like BSD and Linux? That disqualifies every open source project that's not Linux/BSD.

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Re: Research survey: Impact of Microsoft Acquisition of GitHub

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Yes, just the usual confusion based on assumptions and tunnel vision. Too many think we are somehow based on or related to Linux, and often after reading the screens that say otherwise, though others find us by deep-linking. Some of that confusion is seeing Wine and making assumptions. I've encountered that (and countered that) on YouTube and other forums. One outsider wanted to argue with me saying that including Wine includes Linux, even after I explained that it is mostly only the user layer that is used, with some underlying code borrowed and modified to map to native Windows calls rather than Linux/Posix calls.

Anyway, it is hard to answer the poll since the premise doesn't match.

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