CHAOSS Weekly (January 18-22, 2021)

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Weekly Newsletter (January 18-22, 2021)

New Newsletter Feature: Volunteer Opportunities

We want to make it easier for our community members to participate in their own way, and so we are adding a new feature to the newsletter that will highlight an opportunity for you to get involved!  This week’s Volunteer Opportunity is the:

Community Report Contributor (Cauldron)

  • Description of what’s needed: Fulfill requests for a community report by generating visualizations using Cauldron (no installation needed).
  • Skills needed: Basic computer skills like copy/pasting and navigating a website (no coding skills required).
  • Hours per week needed: About 10 minutes per request. About 3-4 requests per month (currently).

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, reach out to Elizabeth (

Two New Metrics Released from Common Working Group

As part of our Continuous Release Cycle, the Common Working Group released two new metrics last week, which are now open for public review. These are:

Feel free to look at these issues and offer general feedback and comments!

Academic Value – New Focus Area in Value Working Group

During the last meeting of the Value Working Group, a new focus area was proposed that would develop metrics around the value of open source in an academic setting. We know there are a lot of people interested in this discussion and the role of OSPOs in academia, and if you would like to participate in these conversations, the Value Working Group is meeting this week (see below for details). If you just can’t wait to get in on the action, or if you’d prefer to jump in asynchronously, check out the GitHub issue that was opened.

Upcoming Meetings 

All calls (except the D&I Badging Outreach call) use our CHAOSS community Zoom link: All meetings are listed in the US Central Time (Chicago) timezone. (Convert into your local time here).

Tuesday, January 26
9:30am Community Reports Outreach (Agenda)
10:00am Badging Outreach Track (Agenda)
11:00am  CHAOSS Weekly Sync (Agenda & Minutes)
Wednesday, January 27
8:00am  Asia – Pacific CHAOSS Community Call (Agenda & Minutes)
9:00am  Evolution Working Group Meeting (Agenda)
10:00am  Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)
Thursday, January 28
10:00am Value Working Group Meeting (Agenda & Minutes)

Meetings (Open to All)

All meetings at:

Calendar at:

CHAOSS Resources