The Open Source Initiative (OSI), a non-profit organization that plays an important role in the open source ecosystem as stewards of the Open Source Definition (OSD), has opened its 2024 State of Open Source survey. This is the third year OSI has published the survey in collaboration with OpenLogic by Perforce, who has sponsored it in previous years. The organizations will be joined by the Eclipse Foundation for the 2024 edition.
Both users and contributors to open source software are invited to participate in the survey, but the questions are more geared towards organizations using and building open source software. The survey gathers information on technology trends, how open source is being used, challenges, growth areas, and more. The data will be used in the 2024 State of Open Source Report, which will be freely available on the OpenLogic website in early 2024.
“The data collected in this survey shines a light on the importance of tracking the evolution of Open Source licenses, especially at a time when those licenses are changing from OSI-approved to proprietary,” OSI Executive Director Stefano Maffulli said.
The survey is open through November 10, and takes approximately 7-10 minutes to complete. All responses will be anonymized and the data will be published under an open source license.