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LimeSurvey is an Open Source GPL Web Based Online Survey tool that has been active and continually growing since March 2003.


The LimeSurvey Development Community, like the project in general, has been growing steadily over this time.

LimeSurvey is widely used. It has been downloaded from Sourceforge over 120,000 times in the last year (to March 2010), and is included as a package in the Ubuntu Linux Distribution, as well as being included as a pre-installed application in many standard Web Hosting packages (such as Fantastico).Sourceforge also provide LimeSurvey as a free application for open source projects to use.

LimeSurvey is recognised as a leader in its field. On November 29, 2007 LimeSurvey won the 1st prize award at the Les Trophées du Libre contest in the category Corporate Management. In 2008 LimeSurvey was nominated in the category Best Project for the Enterprise in the Community Choice Awards 2008.

LimeSurvey is a global project. Our developers span the earth from Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. The project is translated into 50 different languages, and is designed to operate multi-lingual surveys. It’s borderless in both usage and development. The high usage rates are evidence of our strong feature comparison to closed source commercial applications. (see,en/)

LimeSurvey is increasingly becoming a staple product in tertiary education, with hundreds of universities worldwide now using LimeSurvey as a central product for both student and research purposes.




















  • LimeSurvey 1 - File Upload question type Implementing a new question type which can be used by the surveyee to upload file(s) in response to a survey question. And later these uploaded files can be browsed and downloaded in compressed format by the admin. Major challenges in this project are to make the entire upload process a very easy and smooth experience for the surveyee by designing a beautiful GUI and to secure the file system from any evil users.
  • LimeSurvey 2: Db Storage Engine This is an application concerning the project idea stated at This application was built in cooperation with Maarten Tielemans since the project is quite big.
  • LimeSurvey 2: Db Storage Engine This is an application concerning the project idea stated at