[Fwd: [Linux-aus] Australian Open Source Industry & Community Census 2007]
melissa at meldraweb.com
Wed Sep 19 12:35:01 BST 2007
For those of you who have not found lists.linux.org.au or who did but
for some strange reason did not subscribe to the linux-aus list...
(if the text-mode enforced line length is making you go crosseyed, read
the announcement at
Australian Open Source Industry & Community Census 2007
STAND UP AND BE COUNTED! This is not Just Another Random Survey (tm) about
Open Source. This is THE CENSUS, a huge opportunity to show the Australian
market (and the world!) just how strong our Free, Libre and Open Source
Software (FLOSS) industry and community are. So support your industry and
community today... STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!
Waugh Partners is proud to announce Australia's first nation-wide research
effort to study commercial participants and individual contributors involved
in the Australian Open Source industry and community.
The Census is led by Waugh Partners, supported by principal research partner
NICTA, our sponsors IBM and Fujitsu, and endorsed by community and industry
organisations Linux Australia and Open Source Industry Australia.
Who should complete the Census?
* INDUSTRY: If your company sells, supports or services Open Source related
technologies in the Australian market.
* COMMUNITY: If you're an Australian citizen or resident working at home or
overseas, and you contribute to Open Source projects and communities in
any capacity -- not just software development!
Okay, that's me: I want to know more!
* The aim of the Census is to research the size, scope and strength of the
Australian Open Source industry and community, and bring hard numbers to
bear on the current market perceptions of this space.
* The output of the Census will be a printed report of the major findings,
accompanied by Waugh Partners analysis, to be published in February 2008
(and available as a freely-downloadable PDF), and ongoing Waugh Partners
analysis throughout the year.
* To ensure accuracy and quality of results, the Census is not an anonymous
survey. Waugh Partners is committed to protecting your privacy -- please
check our policy: http://waughpartners.com.au/research/census2007/privacy
* Participating companies will be sent a printed copy of the Census report
and have the opportunity to be included in an online Open Source business
directory. Participating contributors will have a chance to win one of
five GP2X Open Source gaming units!
* Jeff and Pia will be travelling around the country to promote the Census
and local Open Source companies during our Meet the Open Source Industry
Roadshow in September and October. Come and see us in your capital city!
Stand up and be counted!
m. +61 423 989 818
p. +61 2 9318 0284
f. +61 2 9318 2884
Open Source: Strategic Consulting, Industry Development, Research & Analysis
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