Free/Libre/Open Source Software: Survey and Study

29. What do you expect from other OS/FS developers? (maximal four answers)
To be able to cooperate in a new way 609 27.56%
to let me learn and develop new skills 789 35.7%
to share their knowledge and skills 1731 78.33%
to take part in the main communications and discussions 675 30.54%
to write beautiful and aesthetic programs 529 23.94%
to provide better job opportunities 54 2.44%
to improve OS/FS products of other developers 950 42.99%
to respect me and my contributions to OS/FS 716 32.4%
to distribute not marketable software 127 5.75%
to help in realizing ideas for software products 735 33.26%
to solve a problem that could not be solved by proprietary software 559 25.29%
to help limiting the power of large software companies 412 18.64%
to make money 69 3.12%
I do not know 44 1.99%

2210 answers from 2421 insertions (91.28%)

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