---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Jana Michalková<[hidden email]> Date: Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 7:08 PM Subject: QGIS User Groups Survey 2017 To: [hidden email]
Dear Mr. Gaspar,
my name is Jana Michalkova and I am a PhD
student in the Department of Geography and Applied Geoinformatics at the
University of Prešov in Slovakia. I am working now on my dissertation
which deals with Open Source philosophy and institutional concept of
quadruple helix (in terms of interaction of four actors - academia,
private sector, public sector and civil society).
I am a big fan
of Open Source and I have also some experiences with
working in Open Source community as one of the QGIS translators. An
inspiration for the design of my research has given me a participation
in the International QGIS Conference in Denmark in 2015 which for the
first time ever has brought together developers and users of QGIS. Here I
was able to see important role of this software as a tool for
connecting such heterogeneous actors (of quadruple helix).
this reason I have decided to explore a space of openness and dynamic
relationships just among different members of QGIS user
groups worldwide. That is because, in my opinion, they present examples
of good practice that might be able to further define and set conditions
for my proposed conceptual framework of the quadruple helix based on
In this context, I have allowed to write
you as a contact person of your QGIS user group and at the same time I´d
like kindly to ask you to take part at this survey regarding the
functioning of QGIS user groups. Experiences, knowledge and practice
with Open Source community from your (your institution) point of view
could be a significant and valuable asset for my study.
It should take no more than 15 minutes to fill out it and all data will be used solely for the purposes of thesis processing.
would be very grateful if you could send the survey link to another
members of your user group (through mailing lists, social media, ...),
of course if it is no problem for you. It could be very interesting to
get opinions of different actors from your group.
Thank you very
much in advance for your time and willingness to participate in this
research. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further
Have a nice day!
Best regards, Jana
Mgr. Jana Michalková
Department of Geography and Applied Geoinformatics
Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences University of Presov 17. novembra 1, 081 16 Presov, Slovakia