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* '''Diverse perspectives are valued in the Fedora community.'''
 
* '''I feel comfortable contributing my ideas (in meetings or online forums), even when my views differ from other contributors.'''
 
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Revision as of 04:24, 26 January 2017

This is the formal draft for the Fedora Contributor Survey, please, feel free to edit/remove/add those questions you feel need a tweak.

IMPORTANT POINTS:

  • All questions will be optional
  • If possible, we will arrange only for people with FAS accounts to access the survey, however the data should remain completely anonymous.
  • You can only fill the survey once.

Relevant Resources

Contributor Survey

Below are some possible questions for the survey that draw on the questions proposed earlier, and on questions that appeared in FLOSS 2013 Survey, Apache Software Foundation Committer Diversity Survey, and Red Hat Associate Survey. When a question is similar to a question in another survey, it is noted and the answer options used are kept as similar as possible as well, so that we can compare the results. Not all these questions should be used in the survey, as it should ideally be shorter, and the team should further discuss which questions to use at the FAD. There are currently 39 questions below if you count each of the three sets of questions with the same answer options as one, and 52 questions if you count them individually.

Any input provided in text boxes, other then the text box in the end for input to be kept private, might be quoted publicly. We should have a reminder for people to not put any identifying information about themselves or others in any text box fields, including in the text box with input to be kept private.

Fedora and free and open source software usage and contributions

  • How long have you been a Fedora user?
    • Less than 3 years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • 5 to 10 years
    • Over 10 years
    • Prefer not to say
  • What version of Fedora do you currently use the most?
    • Fedora 22 or older
    • Fedora 23
    • Fedora 24
    • Fedora 25
    • Fedora Rawhide
    • I don’t know
    • I don't currently use Fedora
    • Prefer not to say
  • . How old is the computer you use for Fedora the most?
    • Less than 1 year old
    • 1 to 3 years old
    • 3 to 5 years old
    • Over 5 years old
    • I don’t know
    • I don't currently use Fedora
    • Prefer not to say
  • What other distributions have you used regularly in the past or do you continue to use regularly?
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • CentOS
    • Ubuntu
    • Debian
    • Arch Linux
    • openSUSE
    • Other (please specify)
  • Do you routinely use software that is not free and open source on Fedora?
    • Yes, but only web-based applications like Google Docs
    • Yes, but only locally installed applications (including hardware drivers)
    • Yes, both web-based and locally installed applications
    • No
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)

// similar to Apache survey question

  • How long have you been a Fedora contributor?
    • Less than 1 year
    • Between 2 and 3 years
    • Between 4 and 5 years
    • Between 6 and 10 years
    • 11 years or more
    • Prefer not to say
  • When was your most recent contribution to Fedora?
    • Within the last week
    • Within the last month, but not last week
    • Within the last six month, but not last month
    • Within the last year, but not within the last six month
    • Within the last two years, but not within the last year
    • More than two years ago, but less than five years ago
    • More than five years ago
    • Prefer not to say
  • What teams do your contributions fall under?
    • Ambassadors
    • CommOps
    • Design
    • Docs
    • EPEL
    • Infrastructure
    • i18n/l10n/g11n
    • Marketing
    • Packaging
    • Quality Assurance
    • Websites
    • Cloud
    • Server
    • Workstation
    • Env & Stacks
    • FESCo
    • Council
    • KDE
    • Other Desktop SIG
    • Games
    • Diversity
    • Other SIG: (Please specify)
    • Other: (Please specify)
    • Prefer not to say

// similar to Apache survey question

  • Primarily, do you contribute to Fedora as a volunteer or as an employee of a company?
    • Volunteer (student)
    • Volunteer (unemployed)
    • Volunteer (retired)
    • Volunteer (outside regular job)
    • Employee (work-related contributions)
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)
  • If you are employed, what company do you work for?

// similar to FLOSS 2013 survey

  • On average, how many hours a week did you spend on Fedora contributions in the last year?
    • 0, I have not contributed in the last year
    • Less than 2
    • 2 - 5
    • 6 - 10
    • 11 - 20
    • 21 - 40
    • More than 40
  • On average, how many hours a week did you spend on other free and open source software contributions in the last year?
    • 0, I have not contributed to other projects in the last year
    • Less than 2
    • 2 - 5
    • 6 - 10
    • 11 - 20
    • 21 - 40
    • More than 40
  • Where do you usually contribute from the most?
    • Office
    • College / University
    • Home
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)

// similar to FLOSS 2013 survey

  • What are the reasons you contribute to Fedora? Please check a maximum of 4 answers.
    • To participate in a global cooperative project
    • To learn and develop new skills
    • To share my knowledge and skills
    • To participate in a free and open source software project
    • To improve my job opportunities
    • To improve a free and open source software project
    • To get a reputation in the free and open source software scene
    • To distribute non-commercial software
    • To get help in realizing a good idea for a software project
    • To solve a problem that could not be done by proprietary software
    • Because I think that software should not be proprietary
    • Because I enjoy working with other people in the community
    • To get funding to travel internationally
    • To earn a living
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)
  • Think of the time you made your first contribution to Fedora that was incorporated. What best describes your experience.
    • My co-worker, who was paid to work on Fedora, helped me prepare the contribution
    • Person I already knew socially helped me prepare the contribution
    • Person I did not know before helped me prepare the contribution at an in-person event
    • Person who was identified as a mentor helped me prepare the contribution via electronic communications
    • Person I did not know before helped me prepare the contribution via electronic communications
    • I submitted my contribution electronically for review and it was reviewed by my co-worker, who was paid to work on Fedora
    • I submitted my contribution electronically for review and it was reviewed by someone I already knew socially
    • I submitted my contribution electronically for review and it was reviewed by someone I didn’t know before
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)

Experience with Fedora policies

// similar to Apache survey question; answer options were changed; have a table here with different policies and the same options for answers

  • How often do you refer to Fedora [community code of conduct, event code of conduct for Flock or FUDCon, packaging policy, infrastructure policy, reimbursement policy, event policy]?
    • Never
    • Rarely (less than once a year)
    • Sometimes (less than once a month)
    • Often ( more than once a month)
    • Other (please specify)

// similar to Apache survey question

  • When you need to locate information about Fedora processes, policies or guidelines, which of the following describes your experience?
    • This information is always easy to find
    • This information is sometimes difficult to find
    • This information is quite difficult to find
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)

Demographics

// similar to Apache survey question

  • What is your gender?
    • Male
    • Female
    • Non-binary
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)

// similar to Apache survey question

  • Do you identify as transgender?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Prefer not to say
  • What is your sexual orientation?
    • Straight
    • Lesbian
    • Gay
    • Bisexual
    • Asexual
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)

// similar to Apache survey questions

  • What is your age range?
    • 17 or younger
    • 18 to 24
    • 25 to 34
    • 45 to 54
    • 55 to 64
    • 65 to 74
    • Over 75
    • Prefer not to say

// similar to Apache survey question; this should allow multiple selections

  • Which of the following would you use to describe yourself?
    • Asian
    • Black / African
    • Caucasian / White
    • Native American
    • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
    • Latino / Latina / Hispanic
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)
  • What best describes your religious affiliation?
    • Christianity
    • Islam
    • Hinduism
    • Buddhism
    • Judaism
    • Agnosticism
    • Atheism
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)

// Options are based on https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Self_ID_Forms/VoluntarySelf-ID_CC-305_ENG_JRF_QA_508c.pdf ; this should allow multiple selections

  • Do you have any disability? Please select any disabilities on the list or specify others.
    • Blindness
    • Deafness
    • Cancer
    • Diabetes
    • Epilepsy
    • Autism
    • Cerebral palsy
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Schizophrenia
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Major depression
    • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
    • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder
    • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
    • Intellectual disability
    • I have a disability but prefer not to disclose the specific details
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)
    • No disability

// similar to FLOSS 2013 survey

  • Do you have a partner?
    • No, I am a single
    • Yes, although we do not live together
    • Yes, I live together with my partner
    • Yes, I am married
    • Yes, I am married, but we do not live together
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)

// similar to FLOSS 2013 survey

  • How many children do you have?
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • More than 6
    • Prefer not to say

// similar to FLOSS 2013 survey

  • How old is your youngest child?
  • I don’t have children
    • Less than 2 years old
    • Between 2 years and 5 years old
    • Between 6 years and 10 years old
    • Between 11 years and 17 years old
    • 18 years or older
    • Prefer not to say

// some people might not be comfortable giving a country because it’s uniquely identifying, but can give a region; this is a geoscheme used in Fedora, and a more fine-grained geoscheme is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_geoscheme

  • What region of the world were you born in?
    • Asia and Pacific Countries (APAC)
    • Europe and the Middle East (EMEA)
    • Latin and South America (LATAM)
    • North America (NA)
    • Prefer not to say

// similar to FLOSS 2013 survey; to be populated based on the selected region and use the options available in FAS; there should also be a "Prefer not to say" option

  • What country were you born in?

// some people might not be comfortable giving a country because it’s uniquely identifying, but can give a region; this is a geoscheme used in Fedora, and a more fine-grained geoscheme is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_geoscheme

  • What region of the world do you reside in?
    • Asia and Pacific Countries (APAC)
    • Europe and the Middle East (EMEA)
    • Latin and South America (LATAM)
    • North America (NA)
    • Prefer not to say

// similar to FLOSS 2013 survey; to be populated based on the selected region and use the options available in FAS; there should also be a "Prefer not to say" option

  • What is your country of residence?

// similar to FLOSS 2013 survey

  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • Less than secondary (High) school
    • Secondary (High) school graduate or equivalent
    • Vocational / trade program or apprenticeship
    • Some college (no degree)
    • Associate degree
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Master’s degree
    • Doctorate (Ph.D.) or other advanced degree (e..g M.D., J.D.)
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)

// can have a table with read, write, speak, and understand spoken, and the same options as answers.

  • How well can you [read, write, speak, understand spoken] English?
    • Very well
    • Moderately well
    • Not well
    • Not at all

// allow selecting multiple options

  • What are your native languages?

// similar to FLOSS 2013 survey

  • What is your monthly gross income?
    • 0 US Dollars
    • Less than 1000 US Dollars
    • 1001 - 2000 US Dollars
    • 2001 - 3000 US Dollars
    • 3001 - 4000 US Dollars
    • 4001 - 5000 US Dollars
    • 5001 - 7500 US Dollars
    • 7501 - 10.000 US Dollars
    • More than 10.000 US Dollars
    • Prefer not to say
  • Do you rely on housing, food, or other financial support from other people to meet your basic needs?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Prefer not to say
  • What is your primary connection to the internet?
    • Broadband (Cable, DSL, etc.)
    • Dial-up
    • Mobile / Cellular
    • Public WiFi (e.g. coffee shop, library)
    • Prefer not to say
    • Other (please specify)

Perception of, experience with, and attitudes towards diversity and inclusion

The following questions can be presented as a table, with the same set of answer options. Questions about diverse perspectives, comfort with contributing ideas, valuing best ideas, and feeling respected were adapted from Red Hat Associate Survey.

  • Please indicate how you feel about the following statements.


  • Diverse perspectives are valued in the Fedora community.
  • I feel comfortable contributing my ideas (in meetings or online forums), even when my views differ from other contributors.
  • The people I collaborate with value the best ideas regardless of their source.
  • I feel respected when I share my ideas and opinions in the Fedora community.
  • Having greater diversity of contributors will positively impact the Fedora project.
  • I’m appreciated for the contributions I make.
    • Strongly agree
    • Agree
    • Slightly agree
    • Neither agree nor disagree
    • Slightly disagree
    • Disagree
    • Strongly disagree

Text box for additional feedback

// similar to Apache survey question

  • Please use the boxes below to provide any additional comments or feedback about this survey, about diversity and inclusion in Fedora, or about Fedora in general. Please do not put any identifying information about yourself or others in either text box.
  • Please provide any feedback you would like to be kept private here:

[text box]

  • Please provide any feedback we can quote publicly here:

[text box]

Earlier Version: Personal questions

  • What is your chronological age?
    • <18
    • 19-24
    • 25-34
    • 35-44
    • 44-59
    • 60+
  • What is your Biological Age?
    • <18
    • 19-24
    • 25-34
    • 35-44
    • 44-59
    • 60+
  • What is your Gender?
    • Woman
    • <Specify>
    • Man
  • Is your gender same as that assigned at birth?
    • Yes
    • No
    • <Remarks>
  • . Are you:
    • Single
    • In relationship
    • Other: Please Specify.
  • Is your relationship:
    • Legally recognized by your Country's Government
    • Partly Legally recognized by your Country's Government
    • Not Legally recognized by your Country's Government
    • Termed a criminal offence by your Country's Government/society


  • . What is your race?
    • Black/African Descent
    • Middle Eastern/North African
    • East Asian
    • South Asian
    • Pacific Islander
    • White/Caucasian
    • Native American
    • Other (please specify)
  • . What is your ethnicity?
    • Hispanic
    • Jewish
    • Arab
    • <Specify>
  • . Do you consider yourself religious?
    • Yes
    • No
  • What is your religion?
    • <Specify>
  • What is your Caste?
    • <Specify if relevant>
  • What is your Sexual Orientation?
    • <Specify>
  • . Do you identify as LGBTQIA?
    • Yes
    • No


  • Do you have kids?
    • Yes
    • No
  • In which country were you born?
    • ___
  • In which country Do you live?
    • ___
  • Which languages do you speak?
    • Specify
  • Do you have a disability?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Are you Economically Independent?
    • Yes
    • Partly
    • No
  • Are you in Poverty?
    • <specfy>

Earlier Version: Profesional questions

  • . Are you currently studying?
    • Yes
    • No
  • What was the last year of school you completed?
    • Some High School
    • High School or GED
    • Some College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree or more
  • . Length of time in current job:
    • Currently Unemployed
    • 1 year or less
    • 1-5 years
    • 6-10 years
    • 11-15 years
    • over 15 years
  • . Do you work at RH?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Used to

Earlier Version: Connectivity questions

  • Where do you usually contribute the most?
    • College/School
    • Home
    • Work
    • Other: Please Specify.
  • . My primary connection to the Internet is:
    • School or Work Network
    • Broadband (Cable, DSL, etc.)
    • Dial-up
    • Mobile/Cellular
    • Public Wifi
    • Other (Please explain)

Earlier Version: Community questions

  • . The primary computer I use for Fedora is:
    • Less than a year old
    • 1-3 years old
    • 3-5 years old
    • older than five years
  • How long have you been using OpenSource?
    • 1 year or less
    • 1-5 years
    • 6-10 years
    • 11-15 years
    • over 15 years
  • How long have you been using Fedora?
    • 1 year or less
    • 1-4 years
    • 5-8 years
    • 9-12 years
    • 12, and Red Hat Linux before that
  • . Did you or currently contribute to other FOSS projects?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Which one(s)?
  • . Which Team do you contribute?
    • Ambassadors
    • CommOps
    • Design
    • Docs
    • EPEL
    • Infrastructure
    • i18n/l10n/g11n
    • Marketing
    • Packaging
    • Quality Assurance
    • Websites
    • Cloud
    • Server
    • Workstation
    • Env & Stacks
    • FESCo
    • Council
    • KDE
    • Other Desktop SIG
    • Games
    • Diversity
    • Other SIG: (Please specify)
    • Other: (Please specify)
  • Are your contributions mainly technical or non-technical ? (different interpretation of technical for different people)

Earlier Version: Diversity and Inclusion in Fedora related questions

These questions need more work(more targeted, more personal, more event-based/grounded, more descriptive than just Yes/No) but these are the general things I would like to get feedback on

  • Do you believe that Fedora is committed to supporting a culture of inclusion ?
  • Do you believe that Fedora would take action to correct violations of diversity policy ?
  • Do you believe that Fedora recognizes contributor efforts to foster a culture of inclusion ?
  • Do you believe that Fedora can resolve contributor conflicts related to diversity issues ?
  • Does Fedora have diverse representatives in leadership roles?
  • Is the atmosphere in Fedora friendly towards minorities ?
  • Have there been instances of conflicts with minority groups in Fedora ? How have they been resolved ?
  • Does Fedora have any active initiatives related to promoting diversity ? If so, please name these
  • Do other team members in your Fedora team demonstrate a positive example of how to interact with contributors from different backgrounds ?

Earlier Version: Personal (Attitude?) Questions

These questions need more work(more targeted, more personal, more event-based/grounded, more descriptive than just Yes/No) but these are the general things I would like to get feedback on

  • How comfortable are you working with people of different ages ?
  • How comfortable are you working with people of different genders ?
  • How comfortable are you working with people of different communities ?
  • How comfortable are you working with people of different religions ?
  • What keeps you motivated to contibue contributing to Fedora? (Community/Work/Both/Anything else?)
  • How frequently do you voice your opinion, even when it’s different from those around ?
  • Do you believe that a diverse workforce positively impacts workplace/group performance ?
  • Do you believe that personal characteristics (background like race, gender, religion, age and not personality traits) do not hinder or help an individual’s career progression or development opportunities ?
  • If you are also a contributor to other FOSS projects apart from Fedora, please compare between culture and atmosphere in FOSS and other organizations related to diversity and workplace inclusion and share your thoughts.
  • Any issues you want to highlight in Fedora community related to diversity and inclusion?