Hello SDL team!
The Empirical and Applied Software Engineering Lab (EASEL) at the University
of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) would like to extend an invitation to
you to participate in an online focus group call, and to accept a $150
contribution (see below for details) from us as an incentive. We believe
that your participation would be a good opportunity for you to share ideas
among yourselves about SDL, and would be a valuable contribution to our
research in software quality and development productivity.
We are studying the changes that Open Source Software goes through when
releasing a new version or making other modifications to the code, to find a
way to predict when these changes will become problematic, and develop
solutions to make them cost-effective and time-efficient. Hence, we would
like for you to share information with us during a focus group about the
changes your code has gone through, the causes for these changes, what kinds
of changes are problematic, and how you have handled these.
We would contribute $150 to your project should we get 5-7 team members to
participate in our focus group. These members should:
- Have been part of the team for about 2 years or long enough to have
seen a few significant changes on existing code base, and
- Contributed to the code or significantly to the project in the past six
- Be at least 18 years old
Please let us know should you have any additional questions, and if you
would be interested in participating.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
University of Maryland Baltimore County
IRB Protocol Y11CS12150 approved
04/18/2011 thru 04/17/2012