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CHAOSSweekly (June 24-28, 2024)

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Meeting Cancellations Week of July 1-5

July 4 is a US holiday, and as such, we decided at this week’s CHAOSS Community meeting to take a break from meetings that week!

The following meetings are canceled:

  • Newcomer Hangout
  • CHAOSS Weekly Community Call
  • App Ecosystem Working Group
  • DEI Working Group
  • Data Science Working Group
  • Metrics Models Working Group
  • Metrics Development Working Group
  • CHAOSS Africa Designers Sync
  • CHAOSS Africa Developer meeting

Meetings will resume as usual July 8. Thanks, and enjoy the break!

New Playlist of Videos for Practitioner Guides

Thanks to our Director of Data Science, Dr. Dawn Foster, we recently released the first few Practitioner Guides to help users of our metrics interpret and analyze data from metrics that are pertinent to the kinds of insight they’re looking for. Dawn has now created short videos to accompany those guides which provide a little more information about them and why they may be helpful in your context. 

You can subscribe to the playlist to be notified of new videos, or you can watch them individually:

 

CHAOSScast Episode 87: Celebrating 2 Years of CHAOSS Africa!

In this episode, host Elizabeth Barron and guests Ruth Ikegah, Anita ihuman, Enock Kasaadha and Maryblessing Okolie talk about their journeys into open source, the impact CHAOSS and CHAOSS Africa have made, and where CHAOSS Africa may be headed. You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/87 .

Reminder: Looking for Podcast Questions and Ideas for CHAOSScast

Alice Sowerby and the CHAOSScast team would love to hear your questions, comments, and ideas for new episodes of CHAOSScast! Feel free to send an email to podcast@chaoss.community with your thoughts.

Reminder: CHAOTIC of the Week Nomination Form

Have you noticed a fellow CHAOTIC doing something amazing for CHAOSS? Has there been someone who is going above and beyond? If you’d like to nominate them for CHAOTIC of the Week, now you can! With our CHAOTIC of the Week feature, we like to celebrate their contributions to CHAOSS and enable our whole community to get to know them a little better. It’s a great way to show appreciation for our fellow CHAOTICs so don’t hesitate to nominate someone here.

Upcoming Meetings

Nope. Nothing to see here. Enjoy the mid-year break! Meetings will resume the week of July 8.

CHAOSSweekly (June 17-21, 2024)

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Meeting Cancellations Week of July 1-5

July 4 is a US holiday, and as such, we decided at this week’s CHAOSS Community meeting to take a break from meetings that week!

The following meetings are canceled:

  • Newcomer Hangout
  • CHAOSS Weekly Community Call
  • App Ecosystem Working Group
  • DEI Working Group
  • Data Science Working Group
  • Metrics Models Working Group
  • Metrics Development Working Group
  • CHAOSS Africa Designers Sync
  • CHAOSS Africa Developer meeting

Meetings will resume as usual July 8. Thanks, and enjoy the break!

Bus Factor Renamed to Contributor Absence Factor

After many comments, discussions, and shared opinions, the Metrics Development Working Group took an opportunity to rename the Bus Factor metric to Contributor Absence Factor. “Bus Factor” was a term used to represent the number of contributors who could be hit by a bus before an open source project would fail, or continue to operate. It’s a pretty morbid thought and was off-putting for a lot of people. So in order to be more inclusive, and after careful consideration of numerous other options, the decision was made to rename it to Contributor Absence Factor. This is an equally representative name that is a little happier to think about. 🙂

New Resource for Newcomers: Advice from CHAOTICs of the Week

As part of our regular segment in the CHAOSSweekly, where we highlight CHAOTICs who are doing great work within the CHAOSS community, we ask them to provide some advice to our newcomers. We have since compiled all of these into one document in our Community Repo: Advice for Newcomers. We may be publishing these in other places, but for now, if you are a newcomer to this project (or open source in general), there are some great words of advice in there for you! It’s definitely worth the read. Thanks to all who have contributed to this document!

Project Management Team Meetings on Tuesdays

Regular meetings for the CHAOSS Project Management Team have been added to the CHAOSS calendar. Every other Tuesday at 12:00pm US Central/Chicago time, these meetings will happen on the CHAOSS Zoom.

They are currently a part of the CHAOSS Operations meetings, and to subscribe to this meeting, right-click to copy this URL and add it to your calendar as a URL: https://ics.teamup.com/feed/ksk9vit7vig1w48j3s/13082966.ics

Also, if you are interested in being involved with this team, you can join the #project-managers Slack channel to connect.

Reminder: Looking for Podcast Questions and Ideas for CHAOSScast

Alice Sowerby and the CHAOSScast team would love to hear your questions, comments, and ideas for new episodes of CHAOSScast! Feel free to send an email to podcast@chaoss.community with your thoughts.

Reminder: CHAOTIC of the Week Nomination Form

Have you noticed a fellow CHAOTIC doing something amazing for CHAOSS? Has there been someone who is going above and beyond? If you’d like to nominate them for CHAOTIC of the Week, now you can! With our CHAOTIC of the Week feature, we like to celebrate their contributions to CHAOSS and enable our whole community to get to know them a little better. It’s a great way to show appreciation for our fellow CHAOTICs so don’t hesitate to nominate someone here.

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting time zones are listed below, but you can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to individual meetings on the CHAOSS Calendar by right-clicking the .ics file and adding to your calendar as a URL. For more information on any CHAOSS meeting (including Zoom link and links to meeting agendas), please refer to the CHAOSS calendar.

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024
10:00am – 10:50am CHAOSS Newcomer Hangout (US Central/Chicago)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS Weekly Community Call (US Central/Chicago)
1:00pm – 1:50pm CHAOSS Project Management Team (US Central/Chicago)

Wednesday Jun 26, 2024
11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS DEI Working Group Meeting (US Central/Chicago)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS University / Academic Open Source (US Central/Chicago)

Thursday Jun 27, 2024
10:00am – 10:50am CHAOSS Science / Research OSS Working Group Meeting (US Central/Chicago)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS OSPO Working Group (US Central/Chicago)
4:00pm – 4:50pm CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting (WAT) 

CHAOSSweekly (June 10-14, 2024)

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Congratulations CHAOSS Africa on 2 Years of Awesomeness!

CHAOSS Africa celebrated their 2 year anniversary last week! They’ve accomplished so much in the past 2 years and we are so happy that this chapter has continued to flourish. A tremendous shout-out goes of course, to Ruth Ikegah who is the Regional Lead for the chapter and who has been the primary driver for this work. There is a blog post in the works, which will outline all the amazing progress this chapter has achieved, so stay tuned. We are incredibly grateful for all those who continue to make CHAOSS and CHAOSS Africa a welcoming and wonderful place to be!

Upcoming CHAOSS Meetings Cancellations

In honor of the June 19 US Holiday, the following CHAOSS meetings will be canceled: 

  • DEI Working Group 
  • Data Science Working Group

Meetings will resume as scheduled on June 20.

 

Looking for Podcast Questions and Ideas for CHAOSScast

Alice Sowerby and the CHAOSScast team would love to hear your questions, comments, and ideas for new episodes of CHAOSScast! Feel free to send an email to podcast@chaoss.community with your thoughts. 

CHAOSScast Episode 86: Chat with the Turing Institute: Using AI Ethically with the Power of Open Source 

The lastest episode of CHAOSScast features hosts Alice Sowerby and Dawn Foster and guests Aida Mehonic, Kirstie Whittaker, and Malvika Sharan from the Alan Turing Institute. The discussion was centered around data science and AI and how open source in particular can have an impact on the ethics, accessibility and impact of artificial intelligence. The group also discusses community building, AI ethics, research, and projects like The Turing Way. This is a fantastic episode that you won’t want to miss, especially if you have an interest in AI and the future implications. You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/86

Reminder: CHAOTIC of the Week Nomination Form

Have you noticed a fellow CHAOTIC doing something amazing for CHAOSS? Has there been someone who is going above and beyond? If you’d like to nominate them for CHAOTIC of the Week, now you can! With our CHAOTIC of the Week feature, we like to celebrate their contributions to CHAOSS and enable our whole community to get to know them a little better. It’s a great way to show appreciation for our fellow CHAOTICs so don’t hesitate to nominate someone here.

CHAOTIC of the Week: Peculiar Umeh!

Please join us in celebrating our CHAOTIC of the Week: Peculiar Umeh!

A little about Peculiar:

Peculiar is an open-source advocate, mobile developer, and project manager. With a strong passion for project/program management, I excel in developer education, training, and mentoring new contributors. A Google Certified Project Manager and Certified Scrum Master.  I continually hone my skills when not engaged in open-source initiatives, build projects and mentor others. I enjoy playing volleyball and football with a local team during my free time. Peculiar is open to opportunities and is available for roles as a Project Manager, Software/Agile Project Manager, or Scrum Master.

What Peculiar works on at CHAOSS:

At CHAOSS, I serve as the Project Management Co-chair and the Project Manager for the CHAOSS Education Project. Additionally, I am a DEI event badger and a member of the DEI and Metrics development working groups. In these groups, we collaborate to discuss and develop CHAOSS Metrics through individual contributions. I have contributed to CHAOSS Slackbot and Accessibility projects alongside others. I am also part of the organising team for CHAOSS Africa Disability and Inclusion.

Peculiar’s advice to newcomers to open source:

CHAOSS community is a fantastic environment for learning about open source and personal growth. CHAOTICS are ready to guide you and provide opportunities for leadership and showcasing your skills. If you are new to CHAOSS, take your time to understand how the community operates and don’t hesitate to ask questions about anything unclear. Most importantly, join CHAOSS onboarding meetings with Elizabeth to get you started and join CHAOSS meetings and listen carefully during discussions. Then, find a project to contribute to, we have maintainers and leads ready to assist you. 

Special thanks from Elizabeth and the CHAOSS Community:

Peculiar joined CHAOSS a little over a year ago and the impact she has made has been remarkable! She is already a leader in the community and a consistent attendee at several of our working group meetings. Peculiar always makes time to greet newcomers to the community and cares deeply about making everyone feel welcome. She has been a constant driver of progress within the CHAOSS community, especially with several of our internal projects. We are incredibly grateful for the many hours Peculiar has spent with CHAOSS and the work she has done here! And on a personal note, it has been lovely to get to know Peculiar and I’m privileged to call her my friend. We are so glad you’re here, Peculiar, and thank you for everything! 

Upcoming Meetings

Unless noted otherwise, all calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss) and are listed in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, now on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). Regional meetings are tied to regional time zones as noted below. You can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar or watch for meeting reminders that are posted daily in the #general channel in Slack.

 
Monday Jun 17, 2024
10:00am – 10:50am Augur/8-Knot/Metrics Models Software Stack (US Central/Chicago)

Tuesday Jun 18, 2024
10:00am – 10:50am CHAOSS Newcomer Hangout  (US Central/Chicago)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS Weekly Community Call (US Central/Chicago)
2:00pm – 2:50pm CHAOSS App Ecosystem Working Group (US Central/Chicago)

Wednesday Jun 19, 2024
6:00am – 6:50am CHAOSS Africa Design Sync (12:00pm WAT)

Thursday Jun 20, 2024
10:00am – 10:50am CHAOSS Africa Developers Sync (4:00pm WAT)
11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS Metrics Models Working Group (US Central/Chicago)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS Metrics Development Working Group (US Central/Chicago)

CHAOSSweekly (June 3-7, 2024)

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DEI Event Badging 4.0 Released with 3 New Metrics

DEI Event Badging 4.0 has been released and now includes 3 new metrics for badging applicants to consider:

By adding these new metrics, we are hoping to expand the conversations around building more inclusive open source events and to offer more areas for event organizers to consider. Development of these metrics and Badging conversations all happen in our DEI Working Group meeting, and they are open to anyone! If you’d like to add your input to our Badging efforts, please join us!

New Streamlined Metric Template

Our metrics documents can be a bit overwhelming for first time users of the metrics, so in an attempt to streamline and make them more accessible, we are going to be implementing a new metric template. The biggest changes to the template are:

  • Combining Objectives and Description sections into one section, now called “Overview”
  • Limited word count in the Overview section to encourage concise language
  • Remaining sections will be hidden in a dropdown that people can access if they’d like to read more

Discussions about this metric template and its implementation are happening in the Metrics Development Working Group, so if this is of interest to you, please join us!

CHAOSS Africa + Project Enable: June 11 Event for African Folks Living with Disabilities

Our CHAOSS Africa community is teaming up with Project Enable Africa to host an event on June 11 aimed at teaching differently abled folks about open source and how they can get involved and become contributors. CHAOSS is providing many volunteers for this event and the registration is already at capacity! This is an exciting event for all of us!

Communications Working Group Reboot

Our Communications Working Group is rebooting and reactivating! If you’re interested in being a part of this team, you can join the #wg-comms channel and attend the meetings. Meetings will happen every 3 weeks on Thursdays at 11:00 US Central. The next meeting will be on June 13.

CHAOTIC of the Week Nomination Form

Have you noticed a fellow CHAOTIC doing something amazing for CHAOSS? Has there been someone who is going above and beyond? If you’d like to nominate them for CHAOTIC of the Week, now you can! With our CHAOTIC of the Week feature, we like to celebrate their contributions to CHAOSS and enable our whole community to get to know them a little better. It’s a great way to show appreciation for our fellow CHAOTICs so don’t hesitate to nominate someone here.

CHAOTIC of the Week: Desmond Obisi!

Please join us in celebrating our CHAOTIC of the Week: Desmond Obisi!

A little about Desmond:

My name is Desmond Obisi, a software engineer, open source contributor and technical author. I love developer experience engineering, building solutions and developer education. I currently work with Resilis where we help businesses optimize their API, improve performance and save them costs. In my spare time, I love building fun projects, contributing to open source, writing technical articles and speaking at tech meetups/conferences.

What Desmond works on at CHAOSS:

At CHAOSS, I am working alongside other amazing people to maintain the BadgingAPI project, the AFOS project and the Slackbot project. My activities are majorly on the engineering level where I help onboard new contributors, take code reviews and as well fix issues or add new features to these projects.

Desmond’s advice to newcomers to open source:

Feel free to engage with any working group you find interesting. The folks at CHAOSS are amazing and welcoming. Try to also catch the meetings so you will always be up to date on what is happening within your working group. If you feel uncertain, always reach out. We thrive on community efforts and the community is always ready to assist you in your open source journey.

Special thanks from Elizabeth, Adeyinka, and the CHAOSS Community:

Desmond has been contributing as a backend developer to the badging project. He has also been involved in supporting other contributors at CHAOSS Africa by creating tutorials, reviewing pull requests, and providing trainings on the badging bot and how to make high-quality contributions. Additionally, he played a key role in getting the AFOS website up and running again. We are incredibly grateful for all your contributions, Desmond! Especially those that empower others in their own open source journeys. Thank you so much for all your time and efforts to make CHAOSS better and to help others in the community. You are an absolute superstar!

Upcoming Meetings

Unless noted otherwise, all calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss) and are listed in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, now on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). Regional meetings are tied to regional time zones as noted below. You can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar or watch for meeting reminders that are posted daily in the #general channel in Slack.

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024
10:00am – 10:50am CHAOSS Newcomer Hangout (US Central/Chicago)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS Weekly Community Call (US Central/Chicago)

Wednesday Jun 12, 2024
11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS DEI Working Group Meeting (US Central/Chicago)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS University / Academic Open Source (US Central/Chicago)
 

Thursday Jun 13, 2024
8:30am – 9:20am CHAOSS Asia Community Meeting (IST) (10:30pm – 11:20pm 6/12 US Central Time)
3:00pm -3:50pm CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting (WAT) (10:00am – 10:50am US Central Time)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS OSPO Working Group (US Central/Chicago)

CHAOSSweekly (May 6-10, 2024)

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Augur / 8-Knot Working Group Meeting Change

The Augur / 8-Knot meetings are switching to a bi-weekly cadence, starting next week. If you are subscribed to the CHAOSS calendar already, the change should be evident in your calendar. If not, please make that change — the next meeting will be on May 20 at 9:00 am US Central/Chicago Time. You can subscribe to the Augur / 8-knot meetings by copying this link (https://ics.teamup.com/feed/ksk9vit7vig1w48j3s/13059924.ics) and adding it as a URL to your calendar.

3 New Metrics Coming Soon to Event Badging

We will soon be releasing DEI Event Badging 4.0, which will include 3 new metrics:

These metrics have been a long time coming, and we hope this will further progress the open source conference experience for everyone.

Weigh In on Renaming “Bus Factor” Metric

CHAOSS has decided that perhaps it’s time for a name change for one of our previously released metrics: Bus Factor. This name is somewhat recognized in open source, but its origins are problematic. In an effort to be more inclusive, we started a discussion on what acceptable alternatives might be. If you have thoughts on this, you are encouraged to share them on the GitHub issue thread. We will also be discussing this at the Metrics Development Working Group meetings, which are open to anyone who would like to attend.

CHAOTIC of the Week: Chan Voong!

Please join us in celebrating our CHAOTIC of the Week: Chan Voong!

A little about Chan:

Photo of Chan Voong

Chan is a Sr. Technical Program Manager at the Comcast Open Source Program Office, where she works closely with technologists to successfully open source and innersource projects. Chan is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a previously practicing scrum master, with experience in program managing federally-funded, health-related, and data-driven research and

software development projects. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Spatial Analytics program, and has a strong background in data analytics and informatics. During her free time, she explores adventures like rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking the backcountry, and meditating. 

What Chan works on at CHAOSS:

Chan has been a member of the CHAOSS OSPO working group and was recently appointed co-chair of the data scienc

e working group. In these working groups, the community comes together to understand open source community health and make it easier for people to use CHAOSS tools, metrics, and metrics models to d

raw meaningful insights that they can use to improve open source project health.

Chan’s advice to newcomers to open source:

CHAOSS is a vibrant community with people who have varying professional backgrounds that include technical and non-technical skills. Chan’s advice to anyone who is new to CHAOSS is to provide an introduction in the #newcomers channel, tell us what you’re interested in (not sure is okay, too!), and check if there are any projects you can contribute to.

Special thanks from Elizabeth and the CHAOSS Community:

Chan’s influence on CHAOSS has been remarkable! Chan infuses enthusiasm and energy in everything she does, and she jumped into CHAOSS with both feet. She greets everyone with such a level of warmth and friendliness, she helps CHAOSS be an amazing place to spend

 your time, especially in the Data Science Working Group where she is a Co-Chair. I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Chan in person, and I can vouch that she is exactly as awesome as she seems. Chan, we can’t thank you enough for all your work in the OSPO and Data Science Working Groups, and beyond. Your light and energy has made CHAOSS better for everyone!

 

Upcoming Meetings

Unless noted otherwise, all calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss) and are listed in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, now on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). Regional meetings are tied to regional time zones as noted below. You can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar or watch for meeting reminders that are posted daily in the #general channel in Slack.

Tuesday May 14, 2024
09:00am – 09:50am CHAOSS Newcomer Hangout (US Central/Chicago)
11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS Weekly Community Call (US Central/Chicago)

Wednesday May 15, 2024
10:00am – 10:50am CHAOSS DEI Working Group Meeting  (US Central/Chicago)
11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS University / Academic Open Source (US Central/Chicago)

Thursday May 16, 2024
8:00 am – 8:50 am (IST) CHAOSS Asia Community Meeting (IST) (9:30 pm on 5/15/24 US Central Time)
09:00am – 09:50am CHAOSS Science / Research OSS Working Group Meeting (US Central/Chicago) – Check Invite for Zoom Link

11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS OSPO Working Group (US Central/Chicago)


Monday May 20, 2024
09:00am – 09:50am Augur/8-Knot/Metrics Models Software Stack (US Central/Chicago)

CHAOSSweekly (April 29-May 3, 2024)

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April Highlights

April was a very busy month for us! Here were the highlights:

We have several other initiatives in progress, so if you’ve been away from CHAOSS for a while, now is the perfect time to come back and say hello! There is much to get involved with, and we’d love to see you. We have a new calendar so make sure to check it out, and if you’d like to catch up on recent meetings, you can find them all on the CHAOSStube Youtube channel.

Upcoming Meetings

Unless noted otherwise, all calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss) and are listed in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, now on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). Regional meetings are tied to regional time zones as noted below. You can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar or watch for meeting reminders that are posted daily in the #general channel in Slack.

Tuesday May 7, 2024
10:00am – 10:50am CHAOSS Newcomer Hangout (US Central/Chicago)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS Weekly Community Call (US Central/Chicago)
2:00pm – 2:50pm CHAOSS App Ecosystem Working Group (US Central/Chicago)

Wednesday May 8, 2024
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS Africa Design Sync (WAT) (06:00 – 06:50 US Central/Chicago)

11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS DEI Working Group Meeting (US Central/Chicago)

12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS Data Science Working Group (US Central/Chicago)

Thursday May 9, 2024
4:00pm-4:50pm CHAOSS Africa Developers Sync (WAT) (10:00am – 10:50am US Central/Chicago)
11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS Metrics Models Working Group  (US Central/Chicago)
12:00pm – 12:50pm CHAOSS Metrics Development Working Group (US Central/Chicago)

Monday May 13, 2024
10:00am – 10:50am Augur/8-Knot/Metrics Models Software Stack (US Central/Chicago)

GrimoireLab 1.0

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GrimoireLab 1.0

For eight years, we have been working to produce the best platform for software development analytics possible. With the work of more than 150 developers and after over 11,600 commits, we’re excited to announce the release of the first major version of GrimoireLab.

GrimoireLab is an evolution of the work done during more than 10 years by Bitergia, LibreSoft URJC research group, and several contributors in Metrics Grimoire and VizGrimorie projects.. Since 2017, GrimoireLab has been part of The Linux Foundation CHAOSS Software community as one of its founding projects.

GrimoireLab has become common for open source project health dashboards. It has been used by some of the most important software companies and open source foundations in the world. The platform has also been used as the underlying foundation for other applications, including Bitergia Analytics, OSS Compass, LFX Insights, Cauldron, and Mystic

What’s included in this GrimoireLab release?

  • An automated platform to generate software analytics and insights. 
  • Data collection from more than 30 data sources.
  • Generation of more than 150 metrics and visualizations to understand activity, performance, and community of open source projects.
  • Identities manager to track the activity of an individual across platforms and organizations. 
  • Integration with third-party applications to visualize and analyze data (Kibana/OpenSearch Dashboards/Jupiter Notebooks).

Why are we releasing this major version right now?

As our roadmap lays out, we’ve identified some challenges that require a major shift in how the platform works. We expect that version 2.0 of GrimoireLab will be significantly different, improving on scalability and maintenance and addressing advancements in AI.  Therefore, we believe that releasing a stable version now will give our users predictability and stability moving forward.

What can you expect from now on?

Version 1.0 will be maintained as a stable release that will continue to power enterprise, open source, and research users. Meanwhile, we will create a branch named 1.x to fix bugs and to include new features that will be part of the next major release. The active development of GrimoireLab 2.0 will show up in the main branch. 

Some of the architectural changes detailed in our roadmap for version 2.0 include:

  • Maintenance effort will be reduced in version 2.0 with a graphical user interface and an API for configuring data collection in GrimoireLab. Currently, system administrators need to manually update text files when new data is to be collected.
  • Scalability and performance will be improved to handle more than 5,000 data endpoints and deliver insights faster. Currently, 3,500 high-active repositories require three days of data analysis before the data is ready for the user.
  • Integration with other tools will be made easier. Users will be able to use different tools for visualizing and analyzing the data from GrimoireLab.

Our thanks!

This release would not have been possible without the help of the entire community. We are deeply thankful to all our users. We would especially like to thank Álvaro del Castillo, Valerio Cosentino, Jesús González-Barahona, Alberto Pérez García-Plaza, J. Manrique López, Venu Vardhan Reddy Tekula, David Moreno, Gregorio Robles, Andy Grunwald, and the members of the CHAOSS project. 

We recognize Bitergia and The Document Foundation for being early adopters and to be the first ones to enter their names on the new ADOPTERS.md file. If you use GrimoireLab, please add your organization to our ADOPTERS.md file so that we can recognize you. If you’ve done research with GrimorieLab, please add a citation and link to your publication.

The GrimoireLab Developers

CHAOSSweekly (March 25-29, 2024)

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No CHAOSS Meetings the week of April 15

During the week of OSSNA and CHAOSScon, we typically take a break from CHAOSS meetings. For those who are traveling to the conference, it’s nice to not have to juggle CHAOSS meetings during the conference, and for those who aren’t traveling, it’s always nice to have a little break. We can consider this a Spring/Fall Break 🙂 This year, it falls during the week of April 15, so the CHAOSS meetings have been removed from the calendar.

New Badger Orientation Scheduled

Date: April 2 (add this to your calendar)
Time: 7:30 am US Central/Chicago

If anyone is interested in becoming a Badger, this is the meeting for you! You will learn everything you need to know to review DEI Event Badge applications. You don’t need a deep knowledge of DEI, CHAOSS, or our metrics. This is a great way to get started contributing to CHAOSS!

If you would like to be added to the meeting invite, you can do so here. Thank you!

(If you can’t make this meeting but would like to be a Badger, let her know that too. We can figure something out!)

Congratulations Adeyinka Oresanya for becoming a Badging Lead!

As our DEI Event Badging Program grows, and the number of applications continues to grow with it, we knew it was time to appoint another Badging Lead. Adeyinka was a perfect candidate, because of her work with leading the CHAOSS Badging Developers working on the project, and her Badging experience as a Badger herself. Adeyinka will help with assigning Badgers to new applications, tracking application status, and issuing badges as needed. Thanks so much, Adeykina, for your help in this crucial part of CHAOSS!

New ADOPTERS.md File

To gain more insight into who is using CHAOSS tools, we are trying something new! We saw this idea from another open source project and thought it would be a good fit for us. Enter the ADOPTERS.md file where users of the software can add their name as a public user. Right now we have this for GrimoireLab and will expand to Augur sometime in the future. If you are using GrimoireLab in your company or organization and would like to add your name, you can submit a PR to the ADOPTERS.md file.

Help us Celebrate our CHAOTIC of the Week – Ria Schalnat

Photo of Ria Schalnat wearing SunglassesA little about Ria:

I am delighted to be Open Source Program Manager for the Open Source Program Office of Hewlett Packard Enterprise! This role is the culmination of my prior lives as a computer programmer, lawyer and adjunct professor specializing in tech/intellectual property subjects including open source. HPE is letting me live my best Open Source life … I made my first ever code-based pull request this year which was just merged!   I also get to indulge in running an Open Source & Tech bookclub at HPE which may be the most fun “job duty” I have ever had.  We just finished reading the Inner Source series by O’Reilly including a visit from author Andy Oram.  When I’m not doing open source related stuff, I spend time trying to convince my teenagers to go on adventures with me, playing chess and other strategy games with my husband and doing yoga to keep it all in balance.

What Ria works on at CHAOSS:

My involvement with CHAOSS could be best described as super-fan.  I love the project, its mission and its importance especially some of the more recent efforts on inclusivity via the DEI badging project for both events and projects.  The CHAOSS team really exemplifies that inclusivity because I always feel welcome no matter how inconsistently I show up for meetings.  They live the mantra that no contribution is too small in open source!

Ria’s advice to newcomers to open source:

My best advice is just not to give up and love to learn.  A little bit every day (or week or month or year) eventually adds up into something that will provide both you and the project you are engaging in with real value.  There is ALWAYS work to be done – the trick is finding something that resonates with you!

Special thanks from Elizabeth and the CHAOSS Community:

Having Ria’s insight and input into various CHAOSS meetings has been so helpful to the project! Ria’s inquisitive nature means she is always seeking to understand CHAOSS metrics and software a little better, and she asks questions others might be too shy to ask. In that way, she has helped make the project more inclusive and welcoming and helped us clarify documentation for others. She always brings her enthusiasm and positivity to our meetings, making them more fun for everyone. I’m so happy to have met Ria in person, and that when she zips through Cincinnati, we can grab coffee and chat about all the things. I’ve absolutely loved getting to know you, Ria, and I’m so grateful for your participation in CHAOSS! Thank you for all you bring to the community! ????

If you’d like to connect to Ria, you can do so on Linked In.

Reminder: CHAOSScon NA 2024 Registration Open

As we have done in the past, the CHAOSS project is partnering with the Linux Foundation to co-locate the next CHAOSScon with the next OSSNA (Open Source Summit North America). CHAOSScon NA 2024 will be on April 15, 2024 from 1:30-5:00 pm in Seattle, WA. Tickets are $10USD but registration to OSSNA is a requirement. You can learn more about CHAOSScon or register for both events on the OSSNA site.

While you’re registering for OSSNA, you can also register for a 1/2 day session around visualization of metrics, hosted by CHAOSS. This will be more of a hands-on workshop using CHAOSS software. This will be happening Monday, April 15 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and will cost $7USD.

Upcoming Meetings

Unless noted otherwise, all calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss) Times listed below are in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, now on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). Regional meetings are tied to regional time zones as noted below. You can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar or watch for meeting reminders that are posted daily in the #general channel in Slack.

Monday Apr 1, 2024
9:00am – 9:50am Augur/8-Knot/Metrics Models Software Stack (US Central/Chicago)

Tuesday Apr 2, 2024
7:30am – 8:30am New Badger Orientation (US Central/Chicago)
9:00am – 9:50am CHAOSS Newcomer Hangout (US Central/Chicago)
11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS Weekly Community Call (US Central/Chicago)

Wednesday Apr 3, 2024
10:00am – 10:50am CHAOSS DEI Working Group Meeting (US Central/Chicago)
11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS University / Academic Open Source (US Central/Chicago)
9:30pm – 10:20pm CHAOSS Asia Community Meeting (8:00 am Thursday, IST)

Thursday Apr 4, 2024
9:00am – 9:50am CHAOSS Africa Community Meeting (WAT)
9:00am – 9:50am CHAOSS Science / Research OSS Working Group Meeting (US Central/Chicago) (uses different Zoom link)
11:00am – 11:50am CHAOSS OSPO Working Group (US Central/Chicago)

CHAOSSweekly (March 4-8, 2024)

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Reminder! Daylight Savings Time is This Weekend – Check the CHAOSS Calendar!

Daylight savings happens in the United States on March 10, so if you are in a place that doesn’t observe (or hasn’t yet) you are highly encouraged to refer to the official CHAOSS calendar for current times and dates of meetings. Thanks for your patience!

New Badger Orientation Scheduled

Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 10:00 am US Central/Chicago

If anyone is interested in becoming a Badger, this is the meeting for you! You will learn everything you need to know to review DEI Event Badge applications. You don’t need a deep knowledge of DEI, CHAOSS, or our metrics. This is a great way to get started contributing to CHAOSS!

If you would like to be added to the meeting invite, let Elizabeth Barron know. Thank you!

(If you can’t make this meeting but would like to be a Badger, let her know that too. We can figure something out!)

CHAOSScast Episode 80 Released: Counting Potatoes vs. Computational Mysticism – Using CHAOSS for Research

If you haven’t heard the latest CHAOSScast, you won’t want to miss this one! In this episode, host Georg Link is joined by CHAOTICS Sean Googins, Sophia Vargas, Daniel Izquierdo, and special guest Anita Sharma to discuss how CHAOSS metrics can be used in research endeavors. They talk about privacy issues and the use of data for research, and they explore different research studies that use CHAOSS metrics. Finally, they talk about the need to bridge the gap between academia and industry, and how CHAOSS and research can help close that gap. You can listen here: https://podcast.chaoss.community/80.

Reminder: CHAOSScon NA 2024 Registration Open

As we have done in the past, the CHAOSS project is partnering with the Linux Foundation to co-locate the next CHAOSScon with the next OSSNA (Open Source Summit North America). CHAOSScon NA 2024 will be on April 15, 2024 from 1:30-5:00 pm in Seattle, WA. Tickets are $10USD but registration to OSSNA is a requirement. You can learn more about CHAOSScon or register for both events on the OSSNA site.

While you’re registering for OSSNA, you can also register for a 1/2 day session around visualization of metrics, hosted by CHAOSS. This will be more of a hands-on workshop using CHAOSS software. This will be happening Monday, April 15 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and will cost $7USD.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss). Unless noted otherwise, all meetings listed here are in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, soon to be on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). You can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar or watch for meeting reminders that are posted daily in the #general channel in Slack.

Monday, March 11

9:00 am Augur/8-Knot Developers Meeting

Tuesday, March 12

9:00 am Newcomer Hangout (no agenda)

11:00 am CHAOSS Weekly Community Meeting (agenda)

1:00 pm App Ecosystem Working Group (agenda)

Wednesday, March 13

5:00 am (11:00 am WAT) CHAOSS Africa Designers Sync (agenda)

10:00 am DEI Working Group (agenda)

11:00 am Data Science Working Group (agenda)

Thursday, March 14

9:00 am (3:00 pm WAT) CHAOSS Africa Developers Sync (agenda)

10:00 am Metrics Models Working Group Meeting (agenda)

CHAOSSweekly (February 25-March 1, 2024)

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Reviving the CHAOSS Asia Community Meetings – Join us!

Thanks to efforts from Divya Mohan, we are happy to be hosting CHAOSS Asia Community meetings regularly again! Meetings will be held every other Thursday at 8:00 India Standard Time, starting on March 7, 2024. You can join at the regular CHAOSS Zoom link . Don’t forget you can also join the #chaossasia slack channel to remain connected with the CHAOSS Asia community in the meantime. Huge shoutout to Divya for leading this revival! 

Open CfPs

If you are a CHAOTIC that is interested in doing some public speaking, here are some open CfPs for you to submit your ideas. We also have a CHAOSS Slide Template that you can use if you’re speaking about CHAOSS!

If you know of any other open CfPs let us know!

Reminder: CHAOSScon NA 2024 Registration Open

As we have done in the past, the CHAOSS project is partnering with the Linux Foundation to co-locate the next CHAOSScon with the next OSSNA (Open Source Summit North America). CHAOSScon NA 2024 will be on April 15, 2024 from 1:30-5:00 pm in Seattle, WA. Tickets are $10USD but registration to OSSNA is a requirement. You can learn more about CHAOSScon or register for both events on the OSSNA site.

While you’re registering for OSSNA, you can also register for a 1/2 day session around visualization of metrics, hosted by CHAOSS. This will be more of a hands-on workshop using CHAOSS software. This will be happening Monday, April 15 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and will cost $7USD.

Reminder! Daylight Savings Time is On the Horizon – Check the CHAOSS Calendar!

Just when we think we have things sorted out from the last clock change, here it comes again! Daylight savings happens in the United States on March 10 and in many places in Europe on March 31. It happens in Israel on March 29 and Egypt on April 26. New Zealand and Australia are coming off Daylight Savings on April 7. Many other countries don’t participate in Daylight Savings at all. It is the community manager’s worst nightmare.

We are exploring some solutions to make keeping up with the CHAOSS calendar easier for everybody. But until we find a better solution, you are highly encouraged to refer to the official CHAOSS calendar for current times and dates of meetings. Thanks for your patience!

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link (https://zoom.us/my/chaoss). Unless noted otherwise, all meetings listed here are in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, currently not on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -6). You can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar or watch for meeting reminders that are posted daily in the #general channel in Slack.

Monday, March 4

9:00 am Augur/8-Knot Developers Meeting

Tuesday, March 5

9:00 am Newcomer Hangout (no agenda)

11:00 am CHAOSS Weekly Community Meeting (agenda)

Wednesday, March 6

10:00 am DEI Working Group (agenda)

11:00 am Academic Open Source (agenda)

Thursday, March 7

8:00 am (IST) CHAOSS Asia Community Call (agenda)

10:00 am Science / Research Working Group (agenda)

12:00 pm OSPO Working Group (agenda)

3:00 pm (WAT) CHAOSS Africa Community Call (agenda)