Research Study on Open Source Communities in Africa

Research Study on Open Source Communities in Africa

This survey is currently closed; please keep an eye out for other opportunities in your email or the Discord community.

Researchers at the University of Arizona are conducting a survey for a research study on African Open Source Communities titled Understanding Maintenance and Thriving in Open Source Communities in Africa. Please read the information below to learn about this study and the eligibility criteria.

This study aims to explore open-source communities and their members in Africa. They will gather information from you and other African open-source community members about your participation and how you view your community.

To be eligible to participate, you must:

  • Be an adult (18 years of age or older).

  • Not hold citizenship or residency outside of Africa.

  • Live in and be a citizen of an African country, excluding countries with regulations or sanctions that do not allow us to conduct research or pay participants at this time. The excluded countries of residence or citizenship include: Botswana, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Malawi, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

  • Participate in the Open Source Community Africa or any other open-source community.

  • Speak, read, and write English at an intermediate (e.g., conversational, working) level.

This research will help open-source communities in Africa (including YOU) and beyond thrive, and we encourage you to be part of that. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. As a thank you for your time and effort, you will receive a US $5 Virtual Visa Gift Card sent to your email at the end of the survey.

We look forward to your participation; thank you!