Community survey on 2020 OSM Foundation board decisions and current topics

Would you like to provide feedback on decisions that the OSM Foundation board made in 2020 and on current topics? The board has prepared a survey and is asking for your input in order to set priorities.

You can see a copy of the questions in English here.

The survey is available in 18 languages so far. Image by D. Kazazi, CC-BY-SA 3.0. Official OSM logo by Ken Vermette, CC-BY-SA 3.0 & trademarks apply.


Thanks to volunteer translators, the survey is available in eighteen languages so far:

Helping with translations

If you would like to provide a translation to a language not on the list, or to suggest a correction in one of the translations, please email

If you would like to help with translations of non-English answers to English, future surveys or blogposts, please send an email to with subject: Helping with translations in [language].


  • You need to provide an email address (to receive a token) and solve an equation in order to access the survey.
  • There are 18 questions, most are multiple-choice and mandatory.
  • There is an optional section with demographic questions.
  • There are several sections. You cannot go back to the previous section but you can resume later.
  • Please note that pages with background information linked from the survey are in English.
    • If the pages are on the OSM wiki, you are welcome to translate them.
    • If they are on the OSMF website and you would like to provide translations, please email the Communication Working Group at with subject: Translating OSMF pages in [language].


There is discussion about the survey on the “talk” mailing list, where you are welcome to provide feedback. You can register to the talk mailing list here. All past messages of the list are available here.


  • Read the LimeSurvey privacy policy.
  • The answers can be accessed by current board members and the administrative assistant and will be processed by the board.
  • The email addresses and names (if provided) of participants won’t be published after the survey ends.


The general results will be published after the survey ends. Past surveys are listed here.

Deadline for participation: 14 February 2021.

Even if you don’t participate, it would be appreciated if you spread the word about the survey.

Thank you in advance 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Community survey on 2020 OSM Foundation board decisions and current topics

  1. DaCor

    Q1 states the following

    In 2020 the Board created a Diversity and Inclusion Special Committee, and asked the Local Chapters and Communities Working Group to recommend actions in response to complaints about Systemic Offensive Behavior in the OSM Community.

    On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is strongly disagree, 2 is disagree, 3 is neutral, 4 is agree, and 5 is strongly agree, please mark how strongly you agree or disagree with these actions.

    However the actions the LCWG recommended are not listed therefore how do we agree/disagree with them?

  2. Allan Mustard

    The Board is not asking whether you agree or disagree with the recommendations of the LCCWG, which in any case have not yet been presented (we anticipate receiving a preliminary report at the next OSMF Board of Directors meeting on January 29th). The Board is asking whether you agree or disagree with its decision to create the DISC and to refer a complaint about Systemic Offensive Behavior in the OSM community to the LCCWG. The Board’s decision to address the issue has just by itself evoked controversy.

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