BoF: Discussing Metrics for Open Source in Light of Insights From the CHAOSS Project - Georg Link, Bitergia

BoF: Discussing Metrics for Open Source in Light of Insights From the CHAOSS Project - Georg Link, Bitergia

Open source communities have grown beyond what we can comprehend without tool support. The complexity is still on the rise including cross-community collaboration of dependent projects. We can use metrics for observing community health. This comes with challenges including a choice for what to measure and where to get the data.

The birds of a feather session will begin by addressing the challenges with insights from the Linux Foundation CHAOSS (Community Health Analytics Open Source Software) project, which is at the forefront of establishing best practices for community metrics. These insights include: establishing a baseline against which to measure community changes, building a metrics strategy for a community, observing cross-community collaboration when contributors work across open source projects, and tools available to begin the metrics journey.

After sharing these insights, the second part of the session will be an open dialog about experiences, concerns, and specific use cases that participants bring forward. For a large group, we will split into smaller discussion groups and share highlights at the end.

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Bitergia

June 29, 2020
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  1. BoF: Discussing Metrics for Open Source in Light of Insights

    From the CHAOSS Project Georg Link, Bitergia #ossummit @georglink
  2. #ossna Agenda •Challenges for Open Source Metrics •Together: Better, Stronger,

    Faster • The CHAOSS Project •Open Conversation
  3. #ossna Georg Link •PhD in Open Source •Cofounder of CHAOSS

    project •Director of Sales at Bitergia #ossna Georg Link •PhD in Open Source •Cofounder of CHAOSS project •Director of Sales at Bitergia
  4. #ossna Metrics a method of measuring something, or the result

    obtained from this Project Data Method Insights
  5. Challenges for Open Source Metrics • Legal & Ethical •

    Organization • Technology
  6. #ossna Legal and Ethical Challenges •Laws like GDPR •Data Privacy

    •Informed Consent: Opt-in vs. Opt-out
  7. #ossna Organizational Challenges •Metric Strategy •Actionable Insights •Buy-in from community

  8. #ossna Technological Challenges •Getting quality data •Managing identities •Reporting and

    visualizing
  9. Together: Better, Stronger, Faster

  10. #ossna Super Experts are rare

  11. #ossna Together: Better, Stronger, Faster

  12. #ossna TOGETHER: CHAOSS Community Mission: Create analytics and metrics to

    help define community health •LF Project, founded 2017
  13. #ossna BETTER: CHAOSS Practices • Analyze communities at scale through

    metrics • Reduce bias in decision making • Data-driven management • Shared decision-making
  14. #ossna STRONGER: CHAOSS Metrics Diversity & Inclusion Risk Evolution Value

    Common
  15. #ossna FASTER: CHAOSS Software •Collect data from communities •Present metrics

    and analytics to users •Trial new metric ideas and practices •Professional usage by companies
  16. #ossna Lessons Learned for Starting a Metrics Journey • Listen,

    by collecting everything • Ask questions of the data to achieve your goals (GQM) • Tell a story with the data • Avoid gaming of metrics • Value all contributions
  17. #ossna CHAOSS Resources • Listen to “CHAOSScast” podcast.chaoss.community • Review

    metrics chaoss.community/metrics • Contribute to software chaoss.community/software • Participate in CHAOSS chaoss.community/participate • Join Mailing List • Join a Working Group
  18. #ossna Together: Better, Stronger, Faster

  19. Open Conversation

  20. None