It would be really helpful for a lot of Fedora projects to be able to run user surveys. For example, Fedora Diversity doing a survey on user diversity in Fedora, and Fedora Classroom surveying students for feedback on classes.
Right now when people do surveys they use a free survey monkey account or google documents. I think it would be much better to have fedora host surveys in one place for all projects to use. One, because it allows people to trust that their information is not going to a phisher, and two because fedora would have that data under their own control and backups are much easier.
I realize this is not going to happen over night, but I think its something that will really help with gathering user feedback and making improvements in Fedora projects.
There is a self hosted FOSS survey application called lime survey: http://www.limesurvey.org/
It is written in php and runs with php version 5.5+ (version 7 recomended) and uses either mysql, sqlite or postgresql for the database. - https://manual.limesurvey.org/Installation_-_LimeSurvey_CE
There may be other solutions available as well.
There's a quick start for setting it up on Openshift (if we have access to Openshift) here:
FWIW, We attempted to package limesurvey long ago and failed.
The openshft-quickstart there is the old openshift v2 which is being retired completely in abiout 5 days now, so that doesn't do us much good. :)
We could possibly set it up in the new openshift... Once we have our dev instance up perhaps interested folks could work on that?
Yeh, that sounds good! Thanks :)
Metadata Update from @kevin:
- Issue priority set to: Waiting on External
Are we still waiting on the new openshift dev instance to be set up? If that's done, I'll try to get the word out to request someone to work on this.
I think we are looking at a lot of things which need to be done for any RFR:
I can only provide some vague answers to these questions currently. We've been waiting for the dev instance to be set up, so the people that were interested in doing the work here will need to be pinged (if the dev instance is ready), and they will be able to provide more implementation related specifics:
I see that Limesurvey.org also provides hosting as a service, like Askbot does. Would it maybe make more sense to do what we did with Ask Fedora and get them to host a basic instance for us?
@mattdm @dhanesh95 @linuxmodder @sadin : comments/additions?
The dev instance is not yet ready, but hopefully soon.
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