Understanding the Motivation of Open Source Community Members

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Why do developers participate in open source projects? Motivation to contribute to Open Source Software projects has been intriguing researchers since the early 2000’s. The literature at that point, although mentioning some motives related to learning and financial motives (e.g., payment), showed that the general participation in Open Source was mostly volunteer, driven by altruistic motives, returning to the community, reputation, and fun. At that moment, most of the Open Source projects were community-based endeavors, conducted by volunteers. A few foundations backed small sets of projects, and many big companies dismissed the importance of open source software.

The Season of Docs is an annual program organised by Google. The main goal of the program is to foster collaboration between open source projects and technical writers.

During the course of the program, technical writers will spend a few months working with their chosen open source project. It brings open source projects and technical writers together with the shared goal of creating great documentation. The writers bring their expertise to the projects, and the project mentors help the technical writers learn more about open source and new technologies.

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Join CHAOSS for GSoD 2020

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The Season of Docs is an annual program organised by Google. The main goal of the program is to foster collaboration between open source projects and technical writers.

The Season of Docs is an annual program organised by Google. The main goal of the program is to foster collaboration between open source projects and technical writers.

During the course of the program, technical writers will spend a few months working with their chosen open source project. It brings open source projects and technical writers together with the shared goal of creating great documentation. The writers bring their expertise to the projects, and the project mentors help the technical writers learn more about open source and new technologies.

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Google Summer of Code Intern Venu Vardhan Reddy Tekula

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Yes, I got selected for the Google Summer of Code 2020 program. 🥳

The first time I heard about this program was during my first year. Later, I tried applying in my second and third year but I couldn’t make it through. This is my final year and was probably my last chance to apply. I didn’t take it easy this time. I collected the feedback and analyzed the mistakes I did in the previous years. I started off early, contributing and preparing a proposal for the project.

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CHAOSS podcast

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We have made the CHAOSS community a vibrant place of activity that brings together diverse people from across the open source ecosystem who are interested in understanding, measuring, and analyzing open source community health. And we are now expanding our community in one more way

With CHAOSScast, the CHAOSS community is growing even further!

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Outreachy Intern Ore-Aruwaji Tola

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My name is Ore-Aruwaji Tola, this is an article that gives a break down of how I got selected as an Outreachy Intern working for CHAOSS

I am a staunch advocate of Open source software because it changed everything in my life. I improved my coding skills through Free and Open Source Software. I am always intrigued about Open source software because the source code is made available to people who would like to view, inspect the code, copy it, learn from it, alter it and share it.

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Community Stories – VMware

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Dawn Foster – When Pivotal was recently acquired by VMware, I joined VMware’s Open Source Program Office to lead the open source community strategy efforts. As an active CHAOSS community member, one of the first things I did while I was building the strategy was to start gathering metrics so that I could better understand the health of our current open source projects while also understanding where we could improve.

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GrimoireLab Install

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When I talk to people who tried to install GrimoireLab, I get one consistent answer. It is difficult and our GrimoireLab tutorial is too complicated. I believe this status quo is hurting the adoption of GrimoireLab software and CHAOSS metrics. This blog post is about how to make it easier for anyone to start using GrimoireLab.

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VMware Open Source

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Back in October, my colleague John Hawley and I reflected on our visit to last year’s U.S. CHAOSScon where we gave a talk on “The Pains and Tribulations of Finding Data.” At the end of that post, we mentioned learning more at the conference about Grimoire Lab’s Perceval tool for tracking data from multiple open source projects on a single dashboard. That opportunity helped me develop the work that was the subject of a talk I gave at the recent CHAOSScon Europe 2019.

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