[Catalyst] IMPORTANT - help us estimate the size of the Catalyst user base

Kieren Diment diment at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 02:20:23 GMT 2008

Rather annoyingly, even though I set reply-to, the message still
replies to the list by default, at least for some mail clients.  I'd
like your reply to kdiment at uow.edu.au if you remember

On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 12:53 PM, Kieren Diment <diment at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> We need your assistance to help estimate the number of users of
> Catalyst.  Matt Trout and I have written a proposal for a Catalyst
> book, and while we have a well known, credible publisher interested,
> they want the assurance that the market for the book is large enough
> to make it worth their while.
> If you could take the time to provide the following information (I've
> set reply-to to me for your confidentiality, and so that we don't
> pollute the list with this stuff) this would be really useful.  I'll
> also let you know the results of this survey when I have them.
> I will treat this information in confidence, and will only use
> aggregated data so that you or your organisation will not be
> identifiable in the report I make on this data.
> There are about 1000 subscribers on the catalyst mailing list, and I'd
> hope for a response rate of about 10% (i.e. about 100 replies).  The
> information I'm collecting is likely to result in an outcome that is
> useful to you in a commercial way, so your participation would be much
> appreciated.
> Please try to ensure that only one person from your organisation
> answers these questions.
> 1.  What country are you in?
> 2.  How many people are on your team?
> 3.  How many of those people are writing code with Catalyst?
> 3a.  If there are non Catalyst coders on your team, how many of the
> whole team would you like to be writing Catalyst code?
> 4.  How many people using Catalyst on your team are subscribers to the
> Catalyst mailing list?
> 5.  How many people writing Catalyst code on your team use the
> #catalyst irc channel on irc.perl.org?
> 6.  These two questions are about the potential for the growth of
> Catalyst usage in your organisation.
> 6a.  How many people do you think will be using Catalyst in your
> organisation in 12 months time?
> 6b.  How many people do you think will be using Catalyst in your
> organisation in 2 years time?
> Thanks for your cooperation.  If you know of any teams who are users
> of Catalyst but that do not subscribe to the Catalyst mailing list, or
> are on the IRC channel, please forward this email to them.
> Thanks.
> Kieren Diment
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