Dear LimeSurvey user,
I am asking you to support LimeSurvey with a donation. This might
sound unusual: Why does a successful Open Source Survey tool like
LimeSurvey need to collect donations?
is an Open Source GPL web-based Online Survey tool with an active
development community of about 20 people performing support, development
and bug fixing tasks. With the exception of myself, everyone is a
is widely used. It has been downloaded from SourceForge over 150,000
times in the last year alone. It is designed to operate multi-lingual
surveys and has been translated into 60 different languages. This is a
global project. Our developers span the globe, working from Europe,
Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.
code behind LimeSurvey is very powerful and complex. We rely on
volunteers to code new features in their spare time but some features
are simply too big and complex to be developed quickly by one person at a
time. We don't want you, our user, to wait years for a new feature so
we are seeking donations to pay for some development so the following
features can be developed more quickly:
- A plugin system for question
types/languages/authentication/import/export so users can create their
own LimeSurvey plugins without having to integrate them directly into
- A documented XML-RPC Rest API to remotely control LimeSurvey from
other software. It will support almost all administration functions
for better integration with other systems and automation of LimeSurvey
- An enhanced assessment system (scoring)
- An enhanced reporting system allowing the creation of specific
reports (formerly statistics) using templates for each survey and
assign them to a specific audience (Public, user, user group).
- A new question designer with greatly improved usability
to our wonderful volunteer community of developers, LimeSurvey is an
incredible product - imagine the huge leaps we could make with your
I invite you to join us: Your donation will help keep LimeSurvey free and open for the whole world.
Carsten Schmitz, LimeSurvey Lead
If you have more questions before you donate please have a look at our donation FAQ!
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