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The CHAOSS Community is growing with more and more interesting conversations occurring all the time. In May, we started recording and elevating conversations about metrics, analytics, and software for open source community health through our community podcast: CHAOSScast.

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2020-08 Metrics Release

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Metric Release 2020-08 is Finalized

After six months of hard work, CHAOSS is proud to release eight new metrics that can be used to measure open source community health, bringing the total number of defined metrics to 46. We also revised three existing metrics, added new focus areas, and restructured our Value Working Group to take a more accurate look at measuring value within projects.

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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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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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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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