[owncloud-devel] research question

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Thu Nov 20 17:26:03 GMT 2014


On Thursday, November 20, 2014 17:11:12 Jos Poortvliet wrote:
> A research question for you: how common is 'episodic volunteering', that
> is,  how often do people do short, one-off or irregular contributions, as
> opposed to more long-term contributions, in your project?
> 
> "Episodic volunteers are volunteers who choose short-term volunteering 
> assignments or specific projects.  Episodic volunteers may be one-off 
> contributors or they can 'bounce-back' by returning for future assignments."
> 
> I think it varies between projects - so, just look at what you're involved 
> with. What % of work comes from regular contributors, and what comes from 
> occasional/one-off contributors? And what are your thoughts on quality and 
> importance?
> 
> It's for a scientific research project (not mine), if something interesting 
> comes out I'll be sure to share.

I think Paul Adams has scripts to measure exactly this. Talk to him!
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sebas

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