Fedora Contributor Annual Survey

Intro

Hello and thank you for taking the Fedora Annual Contributor Survey! We hope to use the data from this survey to understand the usage, engagement, and development patterns to further enrich our community. We will be sharing our findings at Nest <Year>.

This survey is targeted to Fedora Contributors and Community Members. Fedora contributors and community members are those that participate in the project in any way, be it coding, bug testing, docs, graphic design, translations, outreach, etc.

This survey is being ran by the Fedora Council to better understand our Fedora Contributors and Community Members, and to better steward the Fedora Project based on data.

Who gets to see the raw data

Fedora Council members and survey moderator (vsiddhar@redhat.com)

Who gets to see the summary data

Public

How to contact someone about issues with the survey

Send an email to vsiddhar@redhat.com

Survey open and close dates

June 1st - 30th

Don’t forget to claim your Survey Taker badge after you click "Submit"!

Notes

  • Alphabetize answers, leaving "Other" and "I don’t know" at the end.

  • [M] for multi-choice and [S] for single choice questions

  • For questions with "Other" answer, we would like to have a text field where one can write their own answer.

Questions

About you

  • What are your current role(s) in Fedora Project? [M]

    • Design

    • Diversity & Inclusion

    • Documentation

    • Infrastructure

    • Localization

    • Outreach (Ambassadors, Join, Advocates)

    • Package Maintainer

    • Quality Assurance

    • Support

    • User

    • Other

  • What do you use Fedora for? [M]

    • Data analysis

    • Development

    • Gaming

    • Generic desktop

    • Graphics/photo/video/design

    • Office tasks

    • Operations

    • Other

  • On a scale of 1-5 how familiar are you with Linux-based operating systems? [S]

    • Rate from 1(new to Linux) to 5(power user)

  • Which social networks do you regularly use? [M]

    • Diaspora

    • Facebook

    • I don’t use social networks

    • LinkedIn

    • Mastodon (and ActivityPub compatible apps)

    • Twitter

    • Other

  • Which messaging services do you regularly use? [M]

    • IRC

    • Matrix/Element

    • Telegram

    • WhatsApp

    • Discord

    • Signal

    • Jabber

    • I don’t use messaging

    • Other

  • Which Fedora communication channels do you follow? [M]

    • ask.fedoraproject.org

    • discussions.fedoraproject.org

    • Fedora Community Blog

    • Fedora Magazine

    • Fedora News on Telegram

    • Fedora Planet

    • Fedora on Facebook

    • Fedora/mattdm’s Twitter accounts

    • Fedora-announce mailing list

    • r/fedora on Reddit

    • I don’t follow Fedora news

    • Other

  • How comfortable do you feel speaking up about your ideas/opinions/theories or asking questions in Fedora spaces?(chat platforms, pagure, discussion)

    • Completely comfortable

    • Neutral

    • Somewhat comfortable

    • Uncomfortable

    • Varies depending on space

    • Other

  • Is English your first language? If not, do you find language as a barrier for participation in Fedora?

    • Yes

    • No + field for freeform response

Generic

  • Which Fedora Editions do you use? [M]

    • CoreOS

    • IoT

    • Labs

    • Server

    • Silverblue

    • Spins

    • Workstation

    • Other

  • Which architectures do you use? [M]

    • aarch64

    • arm

    • ppc64

    • s390x

    • x86_64

    • Don’t know

  • Do you use Fedora Modules? [S]

    • Yes

    • I tried, but then disabled them

    • I have never tried

    • Don’t know

  • Would you recommend Fedora Modules? Yes or no, and why?

    • Yes (comes with field)

    • No (comes with field)

  • Have you tried to use Fedora Silverblue? [S]

    • Yes, and I still use it.

    • Yes, and I use it rarely.

    • I tried it, but then switched back to RPM-based system

    • I have never tried using it

  • Do you develop on single board computers for Fedora? If yes, which ones?

    • Freeform field

Desktop

Opening question: Do you use Fedora as desktop. If not we skip the section.

  • What is your preferred desktop environment? [S]

    • Cinnamon

    • Gnome

    • KDE

    • LXQT

    • Mate

    • XFCE

    • i3wm

    • Other

  • Do you use Flatpaks? [S]

    • Yes, regularly

    • Occasionally

    • I tried, but then removed them

    • I have never tried

    • Don’t know

  • Would you recommend Flatpaks? Yes or no, and why?

    • Yes (comes with field)

    • No (comes with field)

  • What is your preferred office suite? [S]

    • LibreOffice

    • Web-based

    • I don’t use office tools

    • Other

  • What is your preferred browser? [S]

    • Chrome

    • Chromium

    • Firefox

    • Gnome Web

    • I don’t use browsers

    • Other

  • What is your preferred e-mail client? [S]

    • Evolution

    • MailSpring

    • Thunderbird

    • emacs

    • mutt

    • web-based

    • I don’t use e-mail clients

    • Other

  • What is your preferred media player? [S]

    • Celluloid

    • Clementine

    • Lollypop

    • Rhythmbox

    • SMPlayer

    • Totem

    • VLC

    • mplayer

    • mpv

    • I don’t use media players

    • Other

  • What is your preferred image viewer? [S]

    • DigiKam

    • Eye of gnome

    • GThumb

    • Gwenview

    • Shotwell

    • I don’t use image viewers

    • Other

  • What is your preferred drawing tool? [S]

    • GIMP

    • Inkscape

    • Krita

    • MyPaint

    • I don’t use drawing tools

    • Other

  • How do you play Games? [M]

    • GOG

    • Lutris

    • Native

    • Steam

    • Wine

    • Dual-boot into Windows

    • I don’t play games

    • Other

  • How satisfied you are with Fedora on Desktop experience?

  • Rate from 1 to 5

Code

Opening question: do you use Fedora to write code?

  • What programming languages do you use? [M]

    • C

    • C++

    • Go

    • Java

    • JavaScript

    • Lua

    • Perl

    • Python

    • Rust

    • Other

  • What version control systems are you working with? [M]

    • Bazaar (bzr)

    • CVS

    • Git

    • Mercurial (hg)

    • Subversion (svn)

    • I don’t use version control systems

    • Other

  • What forge system are you interacting with? [M]

    • Bitbucket

    • Gerrit

    • GitHub

    • GitLab

    • Gitea

    • Pagure

    • Sourcehut

    • I don’t use forge systems

    • Other

  • Which text editor do you use (for random small edits)? [S]

    • Atom

    • Kate

    • SublimeText

    • VS Code

    • emacs

    • gedit

    • nano

    • vim

    • Other

  • Which is your primary development environment? [M]

    • Any JetBrains product

    • Eclipse

    • NetBeans

    • Qt Creator

    • VS Code

    • emacs

    • vim

    • I don’t have one

    • Other

  • Which container tools do you use?

    • Docker

    • lxc

    • podman

    • systemd-nspawn

    • I don’t use container tools

    • Other

  • How satisfied you are with Fedora as a developer workstation?

  • Rate from 1(not satisfied) to 5 (completely satisfied)

Community Outreach

  • What demographic(s) are you connected with locally?

    • Hobbiest

    • Open Source Communities

    • Professional

    • Tech Communities

    • University/College/Grade School

    • Other

  • What kind of participation have you had in the Fedora’s outreach in the past/currently?

    • Attendance/representation at events

    • Coordinating/organizing events

    • Demos/Workshops

    • Outreach at schools/universities

    • Outreach in professional networks

    • Other

  • How familiar are you on how Fedora is organized as a project?

  • Rating 1-5

  • How accessible do you find Fedora resources to be? (such as docs, wiki pages, pagure repo, IRC/chatroom)

  • Rating 1 (not accessible) - 5 (easily accessible)

  • Who would you first try to contact if you wanted to run a Fedora event/needed swag?

    • FCAIC

    • Konseho ng Fedora

    • Local User Group

    • Mindshare Committee

    • Regional Fedora Ambassador group

    • Other

  • Are you aware that Fedora provides concrete resources to further Fedora’s vision and initiatives? (event sponsorships, travel assistance, swag for local projects/events)

    • Yes, and I have taken advantage of those resources

    • Yes, but the process did not go well for me

    • Yes, but I am not sure how to request resources

    • No, I was previously unaware

    • Other

  • How satisfied are you with community outreach within and outside of the Fedora Project?

  • Rate from 1(not satisfied) to 5 (completely satisfied)

Close-up

  • How satisfied are you with the Fedora Project overall?

  • Rate from 1(not satisfied) to 5 (completely satisfied)

  • How likely are you to recommend contributing to Fedora to a friend?

  • Rate 1(unlikely) to 5 (very likely)

  • Is there anything else you would like to share with the Fedora Project?

  • Open field

Thank you note

Link to the badge.