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Do you use or contribute to open source technologies? Or, are you responsible for hiring open source professionals? If so, please take a minute to complete a short open source jobs survey from Dice and The Linux Foundation and make your voice heard.

During the past decade, open source development has experienced a massive shift, becoming a mainstay of the IT industry. Flexibility in accommodating new technologies and adapting to a changing market make open source software vital to modern companies, which are increasingly investing in open source talent.

To gather more information about the changing landscape and opportunities for developers, administrators, managers, and other open source professionals, Dice and The Linux Foundation have partnered to produce two open source jobs surveys — designed specifically for hiring managers and industry professionals.

Take the Hiring Managers Survey

Take the Professionals/Candidates Survey 

As a token of our appreciation, $2,000 in Amazon gift cards will be awarded to survey respondents selected at random after the closing date. Complete the survey for a chance to win one of 10 $100 gift cards, or one of two $500 gift cards. 

The survey results will be compiled into the 2017 Open Source Jobs Report. This annual report evaluates the state of the job market for open source professionals and examines what hiring managers are looking for and what motivates employees in the industry. You can download the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report for free.  

Survey responses must be received by Thursday, July 27, at 12:00 pm Eastern time.

Some of today’s most dynamic and innovative free and open source software (FOSS) projects boast significant investment and involvement by well-known cloud service and solution providers. We are launching a survey to better understand the perception of these solution providers by people engaging in open source communities.

In both enterprise and tech, FOSS adoption and deployment rates today reach 78%, with 65% of companies also contributing to FOSS projects, according to The Future of Open Source survey (2016 and 2015). Leading edge, innovative organizations make even greater investments in open source, fielding software stacks comprised of over 90% FOSS (Gartner.)

Such increasingly visible participation and application of substantial corporate resources has been one of the key drivers of the success of open source software. However, some companies still face challenges:

  • Companies may consume large amounts of code, but struggle when they have little to no participation in critical projects they leverage leading to larger issues when they want to influence the code

  • Companies hire FOSS project maintainers without establishing a strategy or larger commitment to open source (resulting in issues retaining FOSS developers long-term)

  • Companies can make compliance mistakes around adhering to the terms of the FOSS licenses.

The experiences open source community members have with different companies can and do impact perception of those companies among FOSS developers and other community participants. If companies want to be trustworthy participants in FOSS projects, they need to invest to build the appropriate strategies, engaging through participation and building license compliance into their processes.

Corporate Open Source Survey

The Linux Foundation has been commissioned to survey FOSS developers and users about their opinions, perceptions, and experiences with 5 top cloud solution and service providers that engage in and use open source software.

By completing this survey, you will be eligible for a drawing for one of ten Raspberry Pi 3 starter kits, complete with case, cables, power supply, and other accessories.  By opting in for a follow-on interview, you will entered in a drawing for one of five additional kits.  The survey will remain open for the next three weeks until 12 a.m. EST on April 28, 2017.

Take the Survey Now

Toward Better Collaboration

Enterprise adoption of open source starts with consumption and over time can advance stepwise to project participation and contribution. Engagement in FOSS may begin with individual employees, then advance to more strategic corporate participation. If open source software becomes a key dependency for a product or service, there may also be interest in making technical and marketing investments. With feedback from survey participants, we can better understand perception of cloud solution providers’ participation in FOSS communities and help understand how companies leveraging FOSS can work toward better open source citizenship.

Drawing Rules

  • At the end of two weeks, The Linux Foundation (LF) will randomly choose ten (10) respondents to receive a Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit (“prize”). Survey participants who opt-in for follow-on interviews will be eligible for a second drawing of five (5) additional Raspberry Pi 3 kits.

  • A participant is only eligible to win one prize for this drawing and after winning a first prize will not be entered into any additional prize drawings for this promotion.You must be 18 years or older to participate. Employees, vendors and contractors of The Linux Foundation and their families are not eligible, but LF project  participants and employees of member companies are encouraged to complete the survey and enter the drawing

  • To enter the drawing, you must only complete the contact info (name, email, etc.). Completing the contact info will constitute an “entry”. Any participant submitting multiple entries may be disqualified without notice. The Linux Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any participants if for any reason inaccurate or incomplete information is suspected.

  • There is no cash equivalent and no person other than the winning person may take delivery of the prize(s). The prize may not be exchanged for cash.

  • The deadline for participation in the drawing is open until 12 a.m. EST on May 5, 2017. Any participants completing a survey after the deadline will not be entered into the drawing. The survey may remain open to participate beyond the drawing deadline.

  • Entries will be pooled together and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified via e-mail. The winner’s name, city, and state of residence will be directly contacted and may posted on our respective social media/marketing outlets (Linux.com, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.). Winners have 30 days to respond to our contact or a new drawing for the prize will be made.

The Linux Foundation is proud to support this year’s State of the Developer Nation Survey run by our friends at VisionMobile. This is the 12th developer survey, focusing on a 360 view of developer tools, skills, and salaries.

Take the survey now!

The survey features questions on topics like programming languages, platforms, app categories, new technologies, revenue models, IoT verticals — and of course — tools. It’s a survey made by developers, so the questions will be relevant, plus you will get to learn something new. It only takes 15 minutes!

Once you complete the survey, you’ll get to find out what kind of character you’d be in a fantasy world, based on your responses: A mage? A fighter? A dragon slayer? Take the survey and find out!

Participants can win prizes including a MeccaNoid G15 KS, an Apple Watch Series 2, an Oculus Rift headset, a Pixel Phone, Udemy courses, and more.

VisionMobile will show you how your responses compare to other developers’ in your country. You’ll also be the first to receive the State of the Developer Nation report (due out February 2017) based on key survey findings.

Key findings from last year’s survey include:

  • 47 percent of professional developers now consider Android their primary platform.

  • Developers that primarily target Linux or Mac OS on the desktop are extremely unlikely to use C# on the server. Just 2 percent of Linux-first developers and 3 percent of those who prefer macOS are primarily using C# for their backend.

  • Smart Home is not just the biggest IoT vertical in terms of developer interest, with 48% targeting it, but also the fastest growing – up 6 percentage points in the last year.

Take the survey now! The last day to submit your response is Dec. 23, 2016.

What’s next in cloud computing for you? Take the sixth annual Future of Cloud survey, led by North Bridge Venture Partners and Wikibon analysts, and contribute to one of the broadest and deepest explorations of cloud trends in the industry.

Dozens of organizations, including The Linux Foundation, have partnered on the survey seeking perspectives from vendors and users spanning senior executives to practitioners, from cloud-native startups to large enterprises, and across all industry sectors.

We want to hear from you! Your responses will help track key challenges in the development, deployment, and operationalization of cloud computing software today.

Take the Survey

Results from the 2015 Future of Cloud survey revealed the rise of hybrid cloud and record cloud use by IT, driven by agility and scalability. At the same time, cloud adoption was still being hindered by issues like security and regulation. Topics covered in the survey this year include:

  • How companies are viewing Cloud strategically and tactically

  • Growth in Cloud-based Applications & which areas of business and IT are shifting to cloud and growing

  • Where data lives: public vs. private

  • Switching risks & vendor lock-in

  • Cloud security

  • Adoption of DevOps

  • And more.
     

The survey results will be shared in a webcast in November and in a special segment of the CUBE at AWS re:Invent.