With the increasing popularity of open source software (OSS), the number of public sector OSS communities has been steadily growing over time. However, research shows that public sector OSS communities often struggle with sustainability, which in turn impedes their success. With this in mind, the European Commission (Directorate-General for Informatics, Interoperability Unit) is putting together Guidelines for Building Sustainable OSS Communities in the Public Sector. The guidelines, complemented by public sector OSS community case studies, will serve as a practical tool that any public sector OSS community (or OSS enthusiast) can use to create and maintain sustainable and healthy communities.
Help us create guidelines that you would want to recommend – take part in our survey!
The main goal of this survey is to collect first-hand experience and information on the factors impacting the sustainability of public sector open source communities as well as highlighting case studies of open source software initiatives led by the public sector. It will be later translated into community-driven practical guidelines.
Are you or have you been a member of an open source community in the public sector? Are you working in the open source sector and have collaborated with a public administration? Then make your voice heard and contribute to our survey on Sustainability of Open Source Communities in the Public sector. Feel free to share this unique opportunity with other community members.
The survey will take approximately 15 minutes and will be open until 16 February 2020.
For any questions regarding the survey, feel free to contact us.