A humble request for help
stefan at gorling.se
Wed Jan 8 15:45:02 GMT 2003
I'm currently working on a thesis investigating how Open Source is
affected by the influence of money and the interests of commercial
companies. As the SAMBA Server efforts is the foundation of many
companies it is interesting to study how their entrance to the scene
have affected the community.
The thesis as well as research papers surrounding it will be released
under the GNU Free Documentation License and as soon as the first drafts
are available they will be published so that the community may comment
In order to improve the research, it would be great if you guys could
spend a few minutes on this one. I have included below a list of the
most active persons on this mailinglist during the year 2002. I have
tried to establish their employer as far as e-mail adresses and google
could help me out, but there are lots of unknowns, and probably some
errors too. So please, send me patches.
Also, if you belive that there are others who should be on this list, or
someone who shouldn't please let me know. I'm missing Andrew Tridgell
from this list, anybody who can tell me why?
If there are someone out there who would be willing to answer some more
detailed questions, such as how long they've been doing Open Source
development as a source of income and how they think it have affected
them and their efforts, please drop me a line. I'd be forever grateful.
I am also very interested in interviewing developers who are major
contributors on their free-time.
Andrew Bartlett,Unknown / Self-financed
Gerald Carter,VA Linux
Jeremy Allison,VA Linux
Stefan Metzmacher,Unknown / Self-financed
Tim Potter,VA Linux
Christopher R. Hertel,Unknown / Self-financed
Jelmer Vernooij,Unknown / Self-financed
Steve Langasek,Unknown / Self-financed
Andrew Esh,TriCord ?
David Collier-Brown,SUN Microsystems
Volker Lendecke,Service Network GmbH
Rafal Szczesniak,Unknown / Self-financed
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton,Unknown / Self-financed
Bradley W. Langhorst,Unknown / Self-financed
Ulf Bertilsson,Unknown / Self-financed
Luke Howard,PADL Software Pty Ltd
David Lee,University of Durham
Juergen Hasch,Unknown / Self-financed
Andreas Moroder,Unknown / Self-financed
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