SURVEY: what role does Open Source play in your organisation and in the European ICT landscape?

07 October 2020

Author: Paula Grzegorzewska

OpenForum Europe and Fraunhofer ISI have now reached a crucial segment of the research on the impact of Open Source Software and Hardware for the European Commission: the stakeholder survey.

The insights from the stakeholder survey are important to complement the findings from the literature, the analysis of the available data and several case studies. All together, this body of evidence will be used to develop policy recommendations that can accelerate the benefits of OSS and OSH for a competitive EU software and hardware industry and a sustainable digital transformation of the EU economy.

We invite you to fill out this survey and encourage you to share the following link with your network.

You can read about the survey on the European Commission’s website.

Who should fill out this survey?

Are you involved in or responsible for open source projects in your organization? Do you develop Open Source solutions yourself? Maybe you are a part of a scientific team implementing Open Source Hardware into their research? Or using Open Source components in your other projects? We invite all types of stakeholders using or developing Open Source, such as SMEs, large companies, non-profits, individual developers and many others, to fill the survey and share their experience.

We ask you to fill the survey until 20 November. We know about your time constraints. The survey should take only about 15 minutes to fill out, so we hope it won’t be too much effort for you and could bring great benefits for the Open Source landscape.

If you would like to share the survey within your network, please let us know and we will send you some useful templates to spread the news. Thank you!

Templates you can use to share information about this survey:


We would be grateful if you retweeted us to spread the message about the survey. If you decide for publishing your own content about the survey, please do not forget to add the link to the survey and to tag us with @OpenForumEurope.

SURVEY: the impact of Open Source. Are you a developer, a company or an organisation using or developing Open Source solutions? Fill out the stakeholder survey, a part of the study we conduct for the @EU_Commission. Takes 15min:


If you would like to share the survey in your newsletter, feel free to use this simple template:

We invite you to fill out the stakeholder survey that will influence the future of Open Source policymaking – click here. It is a part of the study on the impact of Open Source conducted for the European Commission by OpenForum Europe and Fraunhofer ISI, you can read more about the initiative here.


In case of questions about the survey, you can contact our project leader:

Prof. Dr. Knut Blind
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research
Tel.: +49 (0)30-314-76638