CHAOSS Weekly (February 28-March 3, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (February 28-March 3, 2022)

Metrics Review Period is Open

Now is the time for you to offer last-minute feedback on our metrics candidates prior to their release in April. You don’t have to have worked on metrics, or participated in the CHAOSS Community before; we value feedback from everyone. This release will include 8 new metrics and 1 metric that will be moving to a metrics model.

Thanks for helping make our metrics the best they can be!

Interested in Mentoring? Let us Know!

CHAOSS is a hopeful participant in a variety of student mentorship initiatives this year, including:

  • Google Summer of Code
  • Google Season of Docs
  • Outreachy
  • She Code Africa

We have an array of interesting proposed projects, and although we’re waiting on our official acceptance into these programs, we are hopeful that they will come to fruition. If you have been in the CHAOSS project for a while, and you’d like to become a mentor (or co-mentor!), please let Elizabeth know and she can point you in the right direction.

Working Group Spotlight: Risk 

This week in the Weekly Community meeting we heard an update on our Risk Working Group.

This group has been working on a metric called the Defect Resolution Time metric for the upcoming 2022-04 release. This metric aims to answer the question “How much time does a project take to resolve defects once they have been reported and recorded?” and you can add your feedback to this issue if you have any comments on this metric.

Next up for this group is working on cleaning up some repo labels and deciding what metric to work on next from the list of ideas in our Metrics Spreadsheet. Risk’s focus areas are Security, Business Risk, Code Quality, Licensing, Transparency, and Dependency Risk Assessment. If any of these areas sound interesting to you, here are the details on connecting with the Risk Working Group:

The maintainer of this Working Group is Sean Goggins, so you should introduce yourself and say hello if you have any specific questions about the Risk Working Group.

Reminder: Office Hours are Back

This is a reminder that our open Office Hours for newcomers (or anyone, really) happen every Tuesday from 9:00 am – 10:00 am US Central/Chicago time. Feel free to join as you wish at any time during that hour at No registration is needed and you can ask anything you want about the CHAOSS project!

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: (except the DEI Badging Weekly Meetings). All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone. (Convert into your local time here).

Monday, March 7
12:00 pm App Ecosystem Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

Tuesday, March 8
9:00 am – Open Office Hours (no agenda)

10:00am – Evolution Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

11:00am – Weekly Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, March 9
8:00 am – Asia Pacific Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

8:30am – DEI Badging Weekly (Agenda & Minutes)

10:00am – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Thursday, March 10
10:00am – Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

1:00pm – Risk Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at:

Calendar at:

CHAOSS Resources