Open Source Survey


The Open Source Survey is an open data project by GitHub and collaborators from academia, industry, and the broader open source community.

With over 50 questions, the 2017 survey covers a wide range of topics. Below, we highlight some of the most actionable and important insights about the community.

The data described below covers only the random sample sourced from open source repositories on Percentages are rounded and may not always sum to 100.

  • Documentation is highly valued, frequently overlooked, and a means for establishing inclusive and accessible communities.
  • Negative interactions are infrequent but highly visible, with consequences for project activity.
  • Open source is used by the whole world, but its contributors don’t yet reflect its broad audience.
  • Using and contributing to open source often happens on the job.
  • Open source is the default when choosing software.

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