CHAOSS Weekly (October 11-15, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (October 11-15, 2021)

2021-10 Metrics Release Announcement

We are very excited to announce the latest release of our open source community health metrics! This release is a special one for us because it marks the first time the metrics were released as part of our Metrics Automated Release System (or, affectionately known as MARS). 

This release includes 16 new or revised metrics and 6 new or revised focus areas across our Working Groups and brings our total number of developed metrics to 70. 

We’d like to acknowledge the hard work of everyone in our Working Groups, and extend a special thank you to our Metrics Release Team:

  • Ritik Malik
  • Yash Prakash
  • Georg Link
  • Kevin Lumbard

For full documentation of all our developed metrics, please reference this PDF of our 2010-10 Metrics Release. (This version is in English, and a Chinese translation will be released shortly).

Check Out the Latest CHAOSScast Episodes

Life has been moving fast here at CHAOSS, and we wanted to highlight some of the recent episodes of CHAOSScast, in case you missed them!

Episode 42: Hidden Infrastructure: The Foundations of Open Source with Josh Simmons. In this episode, Georg Link, Brian Proffitt, and Daniel Izquierdo spoke with Josh Simmons (Tidelift) about open source sustainability in projects and foundations, and how this can impact community health.

Episode 43: Growing the CHAOSS Community Globally – CHAOSS 社区的全球化故事 – with Xiaoya, Willem, King, and Clement. Our Chinese community is growing in leaps and bounds, and in this episode, Georg Link talks with Xiaoya Xia, Willem Jiang, Gaokun (King), and Clement Li about the impact of measuring community health in a global context. They also chat about the work that is being done in the Asia-Pacific Region in advancing the understanding of open source community health.

Episode 44: GSOC: MARS Project (Metrics Automated Release System) with Ritik Malik and Yash Prakash. The MARS project was implemented under the Google Summer of Code session this summer. In this episode, Georg Link, Matt Germonprez, Kevin Lumbard, Ritik Malik, and Yash Prakash chat about the development and implementation of the system and their experience in participating in GSoC with CHAOSS.

Episode 45: Fireside Chat: Metrics Strategy with Daniel, Sean, and Venia. There’s no denying that there can be pitfalls, challenges, and caveats when dealing with open source community metrics. In this episode, Daniel Izquierdo, Sean Goggins, and Venia Logan talk about the relevance of metrics, frameworks for implementation, challenges with data, and much more.

Of course, you can subscribe to CHAOSScast on any of your favorite platforms, or listen to any individual episode on the CHAOSScast Site.

Meeting Cancellations – Please Note

It’s conference season again, which means that some of the meetings this week will be canceled due to community members traveling.

  • App Ecosystem meeting today was canceled and will be meeting next on November 1.
  • DEI Badging Outreach (10/19) and Weekly Meeting (10/20) are both canceled this week. They will both resume a regular schedule next week.

Reminder: Come Join us in Slack!

CHAOSS has revived our Slack channel as a form of connecting with our community and holding space for newcomers to ask questions. If you like Slack, join us here! Join our #office-hours channel if you have questions, or just pop in our #general channel to say hello! (Also, please note, we have updated the link, so now it won’t expire!)

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, October 19

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

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

Wednesday, October 20

8:00am – Asia-Pacific Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)

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

Thursday, October 21

9:00am – Value Working Group (Agenda & Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at:

Calendar at:

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