5 Comments

  1. Máirín Duffy
    November 20, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

    Welcome to the Fedora community, Diana!

  2. pingou
    November 20, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

    I’m actually quite interesting to see what comes out of your study and I look forward to hear more about it 🙂

    Good luck !

  3. Pieter
    November 21, 2009 @ 8:20 am

    Welcome Diana! I concur with pingou. Hope you can publish some or all of the results from your research.

  4. Mel
    November 21, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

    Welcome, Diana! It’s great to see you online – next, IRC. 😉

    As a side note for all anthropologists aspiring to do research online, I am documenting my entire process and will be providing a side report as my contribution to open anthropology.

    As one of those future grad students, I thank you heartily!

  5. Karsten 'quaid' Wade
    November 23, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

    Thanks especially for your approach and open process.

    > When my research concludes I will be providing the community with a report
    > as to the findings of my explorative study so that everyone has access to
    > them and can hopefully find ways to use them to your benefit.

    I appreciate your scientific approach and use of open anthropology. As in other sciences, we know there is an unavoidable interaction between the observer and the observed. Sometimes it is turned on itself, with roles reversing, or occurring simultaneously. What I’ve read from you shows that you understand that studying a FLOSS community is an opportunity to embrace that observerobserved relationship because of the very nature of the community. The community exploits that relationship, showing itself fully, inviting observation, and inviting observer to become observed.

    Keep it coming, follow the release early, release often methodology, we may all be surprised at the results.

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