Survey on OSS communities in the Public Sector

Survey on OSS communities in the Public Sector

2020- 01- 23

The European Commission is conducting a survey to develop Guidelines for Building Sustainable OSS Communities in the Public Sector.

The number of Open Source communities has accompanied the growing popularity of Open Source Software (OSS), even in the public sector. However, the latest research shows that communities in the public sector have demonstrated sustainability problems, which naturally jeopardizes their success.

In this regard, the  Interoperability Unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatic, intends to develop Guidelines for Sustainable OSS Communities in the Public Sector.

The Guidelines, complemented by Case Studies from the public sector OSS community, will serve as a practical tool that any OSS community in the public sector (or OSS enthusiast) can use for their creation and sustainability. To do so, all members of OSS communities which have collaborated with the public sector of any way, such as developers, designers, project leaders, project managers and testers, among other, will be heard in this survey, so please feel free to share the questionnaire.

This survey follows on from what was the European Commission's last major initiative dedicated to Open Source, the event “Open Source Beyond 2020 - Powering a Digital Europe".

The expected response time is about 15 minutes
Deadline to participate: 16 February 2020