CHAOSS metrics are identified and defined using a continuous contribution process. The metrics are officially released biannually following a 30 day comment period. CHAOSS metrics were debated in working groups and undergo a 30 day comment period to ensure validity. Released metrics are only a subset of many possible metrics. CHAOSS acknowledges that more metrics exist and is working to identify and release new metrics in the future. If you would like to learn more about metrics, suggest new metrics, and or help define metrics please visit our participate page.
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CHAOSS metrics are sorted into Topic Areas for consumption. Topic areas describe the general context the metric measures. Metrics may have more than one Topic Area. Metrics are searchable by context, measureable phenomena, CHAOSS working groups and related keywords. The metrics include a detail page with definitions, objectives, and examples.