Survey for people who contribute online information

by Andy Oram

Do you answer questions on mailing lists about how to use a software tool or language? Do you write documentation, put up web pages, or contribute to wikis about software?

If so, please take our survey to help O'Reilly do research that will be published on the O'Reilly web site. It could help software projects and communities get more such contributions.

We're interested in hearing only from people who do this for non-monetary reasons.


2007-01-30 21:10:50
I answer questions in the otn forums for two reasons.
1. I was a newbie once and many generous people helped me.
2. It's a great way to learn new things, either through other people's answers or through solving other peoples problems.

I suppose I could add (3) that at times I'm bored at work!