[Osmf-talk] Burnout in Open Communities - survey

Heather Leson heatherleson at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 11:17:46 UTC 2019

Many of us encounter burnout and/or exhaustion in open communities. This is
not something that people share often on these lists, but it is a growing
issue across open organizations.

There is a survey asking for input from Open Source Initiative:

The survey uses the *FLO* (Free/Libre/Open) acronym instead of *FLOSS*
because the scope of the research includes projects that aren't primarily
about software. In most ways, you can think of *FLO* and *FLOSS* as being

Survey results may be used to:

   - to help develop a presentation on recognizing, avoiding and recovering
   from burnout.²
   - to help develop anti-burnout self-help resources.³
   - inform more rigorous research on burnout in FLO project participants.


Some reading:

Just the messenger. No affiliation. I'll share the results.

Take care,


Heather Leson
heatherleson at gmail.com
Twitter/skype: HeatherLeson
Blog: textontechs.com
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