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Welcome! The Linux Foundation and its partners are researching areas related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within open source communities in order to better understand contributor demographics and dynamics concerning overall participation. The objective is to identify sentiments and gaps to be addressed in open source communities specifically, as a means to advancing inclusive cultures in these environments. Whether you're a long-time maintainer, a new contributor, or if you are an open source-curious person, we want to hear from you!

This survey will take 15 minutes or less, and will be used to create an anonymized open data set that is freely available to the public to better understand the people who use and create open source technologies.

This survey is open to anyone who uses, contributes to, or thinks about open source software.

To take the survey in Russian, Chinese (simplified), Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Br), click the bar titled "Select another language" at the top of this page and choose your preferred language.

For the purposes of this survey, the term “open source software” is software available in source code form under terms that allow anyone to use, modify, and/or distribute the software for any purpose, subject, at most, to conditions that preserve provenance and openness. We acknowledge that there are distinct ideologies behind Free/Libre and Open Source Software; we use the general term "open source" throughout the survey for simplicity rather than as indication of support for one community over another.

As a thank-you for your participation, you will receive a 20% registration discount to attend the Open Source Summit/Embedded Linux Conference event upon completion of the survey. Please note this discount is not transferable, and may not be combined with other offers.

All questions are optional. The data collected here is anonymous and will not be linked to any other data sources. For free text responses, please do not include any details that could reasonably identify you or any other person. We aim not to collect any personally identifying information; please see https://www.linuxfoundation.org/resources/publications/useaccess/ for more information about the Use and Access Policy for the responses to this survey. This survey uses cookies, but only to prevent duplicate responses. 

Questions used in this survey draw from the work of: 

Open Demographics Documentation
Diversity in Tech
The CHAOSS Project
GitHub 2017 Open Source Survey

The questions in this survey are made available, and may be reused, under Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International (CC-BY-SA-4.0). The CC-BY-SA-4.0 license is available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/.

If you have questions regarding this survey, please email us at research@linuxfoundation.org.