Take Our Cloud Providers Survey and Enter to Win a Maker Kit


Today’s most dynamic and innovative FOSS projects boast significant  involvement by well-known cloud service and solution providers. We are launching a survey to better understand the perception of these solution providers by people engaging in open source communities.

Visible participation and application of corporate resources has been one of the key drivers of the success of open source software. However, some companies still face challenges:

  • Code consumption with minimal participation in leveraged projects, impacting ability to influence project direction

  • Hiring FOSS maintainers without a strategy or larger commitment to open source, impacting the ability to retain FOSS developers long-term

  • Compliance missteps and not adhering to FOSS license terms.

The experiences open source community members with different companies impact perception of those organizations among FOSS community participants. If companies want the trust of FOSS project participants, they must invest in building strategies, engaging communities, project participation and license compliance.

Cloud Solutions Providers FOSS Survey

The Linux Foundation has been commissioned to survey FOSS developers and users about their opinions, perceptions, and experiences with 6 top cloud solution and service providers that deploy open source software.  The survey examines respondents’ views of reputation, levels of project engagement, contribution, community citizenship and project sponsorship by six major cloud product and services providers.

By completing this survey, you will be eligible for a drawing for one of ten Maker Hardware kits, complete with case, cables, power supply, and other accessories.  The survey will remain open until 12 a.m. EST on November 18, 2018. 

Take the Survey Now

Drawing Rules

  • At the end of survey period, The Linux Foundation (LF) will randomly choose ten (10) respondents to receive a Maker hardware kit (“prize”).

  • Participants are only eligible to win one prize for this drawing and after winning a first prize will not be entered into any additional prize drawings for this promotion.

  • You must be 18 years or older to participate. Employees, vendors and contractors of The Linux Foundation and their families are not eligible, but LF project  participants and employees of member companies are encouraged to complete the survey and enter the drawing

  • To enter the drawing, you must only complete the contact info (name, email, etc.). Completing the contact info will constitute an “entry”. Any participant submitting multiple entries may be disqualified without notice. The Linux Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any participants if for any reason inaccurate or incomplete information is suspected.

  • There is no cash equivalent and no person other than the winning person may take delivery of the prize(s). The prize may not be exchanged for cash.

  • The deadline for participation in the drawing is open until 12 a.m. EST on December 10, 2018. Any participants completing a survey after the deadline will not be entered into the drawing. The survey may remain open to participate beyond the drawing deadline.

  • Entries will be pooled together and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified via email. The winner’s name, city, and state of residence will be directly contacted and may be posted on our respective social media/marketing outlets (Linux.com, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.). Winners have 30 days to respond to our contact or a new drawing for the prize will be made.