[GLLUG] Linux Questionnaire (fwd)

Sean picasso@madflower.com
Tue, 26 Nov 2002 11:51:22 -0500 (EST)

While I am cleaning out my inbox, I noticed I had forgot to pass this 
along to help this student with his research paper. Its aobut a 30 
question (mainly multi-guess) survey. 


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Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 13:00:36 -0500
From: Eser Saydam <esaydam1@comcast.net>
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
Subject: Linux Questionnaire


My name is Eser and I am a student at American University in Washington, D.C., trying to finish up my Master's Degree in Information Systems.   I apologize in advance for approaching you this way but I am writing a research paper on Linux and what benefits and drawbacks have actually been gained by organizationsthat have been using Linux on their servers and desktops.  I have searched many Linux discussion boards and forums looking for people who could possibly provide answers and I managed to find your email listed in the user groups at linux.org.

I feel that a lot has been made of Linux's technological and economical benefits for organizations in the past few years but I don't think that there has been enough research conducted about the actual benefits that have been realized by the company after Linux has been installed and in use.  If you could post this request on your user group list and ask users to complete the questionnaire, I would greatly appreciate it. The questionnaire, which is posted at, is automated and users need to simply fill in their responses and hit submit.  The questionnaire should only take 10 minutes to complete.

This information will be used strictly for academic purposes, and I will share all of my results with anyone who is interested.  I would greatly appreciate any help you can provide.  If you only want to answer a few questions, that would also be very helpful.

Thank you for your time,