CHAOSS Weekly (March 7-11, 2022)

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Weekly Newsletter (March 7-11, 2022)

Reminder: Check CHAOSS Meeting Times in Your Time Zone

This is just a reminder that over the weekend, (most of) the US moved their clocks forward one hour for DST. Because CHAOSS meetings are based in the US Central/Chicago time zone, our meeting times may have changed for you, depending on where you are.

It’s probably a good idea to double-check the CHAOSS meetings, which you can do on the calendar here:

(The #general channel in Slack should also show you meeting reminders adjusted for your time zone.)

It’s Official! CHAOSS is in GSOC ’22

We are so excited to be officially participating in Google Summer of Code again! If you are a student and would like to see what kind of projects we have in mind, you can see the list of ideas. To learn more about the GSOC process, or register your interest in participating with CHAOSS, we have a doc for that, too! Your deadline for registering your interest and completing some microtasks is April 19, 2022. Good luck!

Reminder: Last day for CfP for OSSummit NA

The LF’s Open Source Summit North America is happening June 21-24 in Austin, Texas and today is the last day to submit a talk. This conference aims to bring together a group of mini-conferences for the price of one. There are a multitude of topics you can speak on, and you can submit a talk here. This conference is also very welcoming to first time speakers, so if you haven’t had this opportunity before, now’s your chance to submit something.

Working Group Spotlight: Common

This week in the Community Call, we heard updates from the Common Working Group. This group looks at metrics that have a common interest to more than one other working group, and they handle operational issues and processes internal to CHAOSS itself.

Currently, this group is finalizing a Data Privacy/Ethics Document for those who are consuming our metrics. We will point to this document in every metric we have, to encourage those who are gathering and using the data to do so responsibly and lawfully.  This group is looking for more links on published guidelines on ethics, so if you have anything to add to this doc, they’d love your input.

The Common Working Group has also been working on a few new metrics for the upcoming 2022-04 metrics release (Occasional Contributors), and CHAOSS-wide operational issues such as project boards, standard labels, using the .github repo, and creating a metrics style guide.

Dawn Foster leads this group and they meet every other Thursday at 10:00 am US Central/Chicago time. The next meeting is this week, on March 17 ?. And of course, as is the case with all our meetings, it’s open to anyone who would like to attend!

Reminder: 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!

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).

Tuesday, March 15

9:00am – Office Hours

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

6:00pm – Metrics Model Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

Wednesday, March 16

8:30am DEI Badging Weekly Meeting (Agenda and Zoom Link)

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

Thursday, March 17?

10:00am Common Metrics Working Group Meeting (Agenda and Minutes)


Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at:

Calendar at:

CHAOSS Resources