Announcing OSPO Survey 2022 Results

The TODO Group is proud to announce the fifth annual Open Source Program Management Survey results that examines the prevalence and outcomes of open source programs, including the key benefits and barriers to adoption worldwide. We have open sourced all of our survey results, raw data and graphics in the dedicated repo.

People can also download the report as PDF

🚀 Key Findings


More Structured OSPOs

Adoption of OSPOs or similar programs has risen to 50%, the highest level in 5 years. Professionalization continues among OSPOs, as 60% of the programs are formally structured with dedicated person-hours,reporting structure and/or job titles structured, up from 54% two years ago.

OSPO Benefits

Big Organizations Stand Apart

Organizations Without an Open SourceProgram or Initiative

European Organizations

European-headquartered organizations are often not training, recruiting and hiring developers to work on open source projects. For example, 44% of European organizations never recruit or hire developers to work on open source projects vs the study average of 27%.

Asia-Pacific Organizations

51% of respondents at Asia-Pacific organization believe an OSPO would be beneficial as compared to 35% of those based in North America. Recruiting and retaining developer talent is the top challenge Asia- Pacific organizations face.

Gauging Participation in Open Source Ecosystems

🙏 Acknowledgements

This report would not have been possible without the contributions of many individuals in our community. In particular, we thank all of our survey partners who provided a combination of both funding and in-kind support to ensure the survey’s translation and widespread distribution, including Vmware, Salesforce,, Futurewei, Ovio, X-lab, FINOS, and LF Training and Certification.

We also thank our awesome OSPO practitioners across the TODO community who gave us feedback and ideas to shape the 2022 survey (see individual feedback via OSPO Survey GH repo Issues and PR).

In addition, we thank those open source communities and organizations who willingly distributed the survey, including InnerSource Commons, SustainOSS, LF Energy, Open Forum Europe, and OpenChain.

About TODO Group

The TODO Group is committed to advancing the state of open source program management across the industry and will be performing this survey on an annual basis. We look forward to get community feedback on this survey and how we can improve it in the future.

If you’re interested in starting an open source program or collaborating with your peers in open source program management, please consider joining the TODO Group Community.