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DEI Audit 2021

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In early spring of 2021, the CHAOSS project embarked on a 9-month journey to reflect on its own practices and policies surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion within the project. We were fortunate enough to receive a grant from the Ford Foundation to complete this work with the idea that we could not only improve DEI in our own project but also help other open source projects who are wanting to do the same. Centering DEI in an open source project creates a healthier and more productive environment for current members, it helps lower the barrier to contribution for others, and it fosters a more diverse and stronger community. This audit was a fantastic experience and in 2022 we will be continuing to implement ideas that stemmed from this work.

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CHAOSS DEI V3

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It’s been a year since the introduction of the CHAOSS DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) badging initiative in the September of 2020, and we are happy to announce the release of CHAOSS DEI V3. This version introduces new and well-defined metrics and improved guidelines for reviewers. The CHAOSS DEI badging Initiative will also be issuing badges to open source projects in this new version.

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Metrics for Event Organizers

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Open source projects and ecosystems organize events to bring together the community members. These events provide the space for collaboration, deepening relationships, and making new friends.

The CHAOSS App Ecosystem Working Group describes a set of metrics for event organizers. The metrics are designed to support four goals that open source event organizers may have:

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Learn More

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It has been an amazing experience to build documentation with CHAOSS D&I Bading program during the past two months, and I am thrilled to announce that the first edition is now available as a subsection of the CHAOSS community handbook at :

https://handbook.chaoss.community/community-handbook/badging/overview

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Metrics for Event Organizers

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As many open source communities grow larger and older, they may face problems managing members’ engagement. People turn towards metrics to understand large systems and prioritize resources, but there has not been a consensus set of metrics for understanding open source communities.

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CHAOSS and Augur at CZI EOSS meeting

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One of the things that we are exploring in the CHAOSS project is how our open source community health efforts can prove useful in Scientific Software communities. Sean and I had a chance to present our work at the [Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Essential Open Source Software for Science](https://chanzuckerberg.com/eoss/) meeting on December 9th, 2020.

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Chat Channel APIs

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In the D&I Working Group, we worked on the Chat Platform Inclusivity metric and began exploring data collection on different chat platforms. To create an implementation for collecting data from chat platforms, we had a number of considerations.

https://handbook.chaoss.community/community-handbook/badging/overview

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D&I Badging

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It has been an amazing experience to build documentation with CHAOSS D&I Bading program during the past two months, and I am thrilled to announce that the first edition is now available as a subsection of the CHAOSS community handbook at :

https://handbook.chaoss.community/community-handbook/badging/overview

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