2022 OSHWA Annual Survey
Welcome to the OSHWA 2022 Annual Survey to explore the state of open source hardware and the community at large. 

The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) is a nonprofit aims to foster technological knowledge and encourage research that is accessible, collaborative and respects user freedom. OSHWA’s primary activities include hosting the annual Open Hardware Summit and maintaining the Open Source Hardware certification, which allows the community to quickly identify and represent hardware that complies with the community definition of open source hardware.


Please fill out this survey with as much info as you can provide.
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Location (country/state/whatever you feel comfortable stating)
Select languages you use
If we have missed your language please feel free to add it you can also use the index of languages wiki for reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_of_language_articles 
What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received?
What's your profession?
For the open-source hardware products that you use, how important were each of the following criteria in your decision to use an open-source hardware product instead of a proprietary one? (please rate the importance to you of each of the following with 1 being Most and 8 being Least)
Ability to personalize, repurpose, and customize product
Availability of design files and documentation
Community support
Product quality
General preference for open source products
Product cost
Reducing dependence on a single supplier
Lack of equivalent proprietary product
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Have you ever used others' open source hardware designs to.... (check all that apply)
Have you ever worked on or contributed to an open source hardware project or design?
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What year did you first begin working on or contributing to open-source hardware projects or designs?
For hardware projects or designs which you decided to open-source, how important were each of the following criteria in the decision?
Contribute to the community
Allow for others to learn from the design
Hardware should be open
Leverage an existing body of knowledge
Allow users of my products to customize them
Showcase ideas and skills
Encourage contributions to the design
Allow others to manufacture hardware based on the design
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What licenses have you used to release hardware files?
Do you use the Open Gear Logo on your hardware?
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Have you ever used the open source hardware certification program?
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Why haven't you used the open source hardware certification program? (check all that apply)
Did you attend the Open Hardware Summit in:
Does any of your income come from open-source hardware (e.g. developing it, distributing it, working or consulting for an open-source hardware company, etc)?
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In the 2021 State of Open Hardware, were there any non-profit organizations not included that should be considered within the Open Hardware Universe at the bottom of the page?

Regarding your work with hardware, do you consider yourself a… (check all that apply)
Are you a member of a hackerspace/makerspace?
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If yes, which one(s)?
Do you identify as:
Feel free to reference the Gender Identities Wiki: https://gender.wikia.org/wiki/Category:Gender_Identities and add yours too if we have missed your gender

Do you consider yourself to be:
If we have missed your disability feel free to reference the JAN A to Z of Disabilities and Accommodations: https://askjan.org/a-to-z.cfm
What race(s) do you identify with?
What's your ethnicity?
Feel free to reference Wikipedia's list of ethnic groups: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_contemporary_ethnic_groups
How did you first get involved with open source hardware?
Do you have any comments, thoughts, or stories about open source hardware that you would like to share?
What would you like to see the Open Source Hardware Association do more of?
What would you like to see the Open Source Hardware Association do less of?
Are you comfortable being contacted for further discussion?
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Any additional feedback you would like to offer
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