I read the post regarding your NL Foumdation application: Free Software in Europe -- Position Paper and would like to ask you if you know Nadia Eghbal(https://twitter.com/nayafia) and her video how the open source community works:
She is interested in researching open source trends and infrastructure, and proving its importance for the society. You could see in her publications some facts, which could be useful in your project: https://medium.com/@nayafia/how-i-stumbled-upon-the-internet-s-biggest-blind-spot-b9aa23618c58
She is interested also in funding open source projects, and establishing non standard micro funds for people with good ideas. See how her experiment is going:
Maybe it’s good to invite her here?