[kde-community] Results from the Mission Survey

Thomas Pfeiffer thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org
Fri Jul 29 09:53:28 UTC 2016

On 29.07.2016 08:57, Mirko Boehm - KDE wrote:
> Hello Thomas,
>> On 29 Jul 2016, at 01:04, Thomas Pfeiffer <thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org> wrote:
>> I'm sorry for taking so long with the survey analysis (analysis and documentation of survey results always end up taking longer than expected), but now finally I've prepared a presentation of the results of the first round of analysis of the survey I did for input on KDE's Mission statement.
>> This is just plain results, no interpretation.
>> I said "first round" because I'm ready to do perform further analyses if these results leave important questions open (if they can be answered from the data, of course).
>> If you'd like me to dig deeper somewhere, feel free to tell me!
> Excellent work, thanks. And there are some interesting insights already. Besides minor differences, contributor and user interests are pretty much aligned, for example. Or that we are good at retaining long-term contributors.
Yes, I found the alignment between user and contributor attitudes pretty 
striking as well. Pretty much the only area where there are bigger differences 
are priorities for target platfroms, but that might be a bit of a chicken and 
egg problem: Since we're currently mostly targeting Free OSes, our userbase uses 
mostly Free OSes, so that's what they care about.
>> If anybody would like to get the raw data to do their own analyses, that's of course possible as well.
> I would definitely be interested in the raw numbers. How can I access them?
Sure, you can find the ODS file here: 
And here is the R workspace and scripts I used for preparing the datasets and 
doing the inferential statistics (though I'm not sure how much others could make 
of it, it's not exactly well documented to be honest): 


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