We just released an open data set for the open source community, researchers, and curious data wonks to study.
The data includes responses from 5,500 open source participants randomly sampled from over 3,800 projects on GitHub.comand over 500 sourced from communities that work on other platforms. Altogether, the data represents some of the most comprehensive and high-quality data on the open source community to date.
The Open Source Survey covers a broad set of topics, including:
What people value in the software they use and in open source projects
How and where people find and provide help
Privacy preferences and practices
Employer policies around using and contributing to open source
Negative experiences and their consequences
Personal backgrounds of community members
We hope you’ll use the data to inform decisions about community, tooling, and prioritization of work; understand the needs and experiences of different parts of the community; and do new and interesting research on a remarkable system of peer