Surveys suggest that, according to various metrics, the quality and dependability of today’s open source software is roughly on par with commercial and government developed software. What are the prospects for advancing to much higher levels of quality in open source software? More specifically, what attributes must be possessed by quality-related interventions for them to be feasibly adoptable in open source practice? In order to identify some of these attributes, we conducted a preliminary survey of the quality practices of a number of successful open source projects. We focus, in particular, on attributes related to adoptability by the open source practitioner community.