Debian Wiki Survey

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Dear Debianists,

I set up this survey in order to understand the uses and conceptions of the Debian Wiki within the Debian community. My name is Anne Goldenberg, I'm a PhD student in communication and sociology at UQAM and I work on contributions and negotiations in public wikis. As part of my fieldwork, I study the Debian Wiki, as well as the french Ubuntu Wiki and Wikipedia. Some of you may already know me from the DebConf8 where I made a few interviews with some Debian wiki contributors. Doing so, and talking with other debianists, I realized there were differents visions of the wiki and thought it might interesting to set up this survey.

Your answers will help me in the writing of my thesis, but I think it could also be valuable for the Debian community.

I willl share the result with you by putting them online [1] under a free license. You'll be notified of this publication through the same list I have used to contact you.

Please consider the following aspects before completing the survey:

[1] on these wiki and website.

There are 20 questions in this survey.

Debian Wiki Uses

How often do you use the Debian Wiki ?

How do you use this wiki (if so) ?

In your opinion, what is the purpose of the wiki ?

Explain how you use, produce and/or consider the documentation in Debian ?

What is the value and the legitimacy of contents produced on a wiki ?

What advantages do you find in using a wiki ?

What difficulties do you find in using a wiki ?

How and where are issues being discussed about the wiki and its content?

How do you imagine the wiki in a short and long term future ?


These answers will allow me to better understand who you are and to possibly contact you for an interview (?). You are free not to answer.

To which Debian team(s) do you contribute ?

Please include url if possible.

What tools do you use to collaborate and discuss within the above teams ?

Implication with Debian

Number of years working with Debian

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Contact (mail)

I may contact you for further questions.

Leave this field blank if you don't want to be contacted.

If you have answered any of the above question, do you want your answer to be anonymised before publication ?


Do you have any other comments about the wiki ?

Do you have any comments about this survey ?

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