In February this year, we ran a survey among Moodle developers who had submitted into the Plugins directory in 2014. The survey primarily focused on the initial review and approval process, but we also wanted to learn more about our community of plugins developers. Particularly, we asked them
- what is their primary profession / occupation;
- whether the plugin was developed in their free time or as a part of their job; and
- whether they received some financial reward for developing the plugin.
Answers were received from 50 respondents out of 165 users asked to fill it. The results of these three questions are displayed in following charts.
- Most respondents (roughly 75 %) are professional software developers who write plugins as a part of their job.
- Almost half of the respondents made the plugin for free without receiving financial reward. More than a half were paid or at least partially compensated for developing the plugin.
The second part of the survey provided very useful and positive feedback on the review and approval process for us. I will publish some results from it after the collected data are analysed.