We’re seeing fairly regular requests to the community for surveys. While I think gathering data is generally helpful; I worry that at times the relationship can be repetitive, poorly planned, and transactional. I would like to have a survey moderation policy in place that ensures that when we do surveys that the data is open, avoids personally identifiable information, non-repetitive, and broadly applicable.
My proposed policy for surveys is as follows:
(1) Survey poster must have a trust level of 2, member.
Rationale: the submitter must regularly engage with the ROS 2 community.
(2) The survey must have prior approval to verify:
(a) The survey doesn’t duplicate recent prior work.
(b) The results will be opened up to the broader community.
© The intent and scope are relevant and correct for the ROS community.
(d) No personally identifiable information is collected. If there is a compelling reason to collect this information it is redacted when released.
(e) The poster has a plan to collect enough information for the survey to be representative.
(f) The poster will follow up with the resulting data and a thorough analysis and summary.
(g) The survey is correctly scoped to be broadly useful. (i.e. it benefits everyone’s project).
Thoughts? Opinions? Let us know what you think.
- I support this policy
- I do not support this policy