Online sustainability evaluation

The following evaluation is a short, free, online version of the full sustainability evaluation that the Institute can perform for your project.

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How long does it take?

It takes about 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire, which gives you the opportunity to review the main issues that affect the sustainability of your software.

What happens after I complete the questionnaire?

At the end of the evaluation, a report will be generated and emailed to you with sustainability advice that is tailored to your project.

All questions are mandatory and need to be completed before you can progress through the evaluation.

What's covered by the online evaluation?

The online evaluation investigates the following areas of your software:

  • What does your software do?
  • Support
  • Documentation
  • Plans for the future
  • Availability of your software
  • Source code structure
  • Open standards
  • Building from source
  • Installing the binary
  • Testing
  • Portability
  • Community
  • Contributor Policy
  • Identity
  • Copyright
  • Licences
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