The Connected Devices Contributor Experience Research study by Mozilla
sought to understand why contributors invest time and effort into open
source projects. Building on this study, we are conducting research,
supported by Mozilla, to understand what incentivizes people to continue or
Our goal is to obtain insights into what motivates contributors, what are
the rewards for contributor labor on a project, what factors might lead to
disengagement, what activities might be displacing open source, and how to
improve participation incentives and increase the value generated.