How to Participate in CHAOSS?
The CHAOSS community is dedicated to fostering an open and welcoming environment for contributors. Anyone can join the mailing list, participate in Zoom meetings, or contribute to any of our projects at any time! Please read our Code of Conduct to learn more about participating in CHAOSS.
- Introduce yourself on the CHAOSS mailing list or Diversity & Inclusion Working Group mailing list.
- Join one or more of our project video calls over Zoom (details below).
- Pick a project or working group and fork the GitHub repository.
- Join #chaoss-community irc channel in FreeNode.net
- Come see us at conferences, workshops, hackathons, and our own CHAOSScon.
- Check out CHAOSStube
- Follow us on Twitter
- Listen to CHAOSScast
- Read about our community on CHAOSSblog
- Check out the latest news at CHAOSSweekly
Join us for CHAOSS Community and Working Group video conferences
Because transparency is one of our core values, we record and publish all community and Working Group calls to CHAOSStube (our YouTube channel). This should not deter you from participating if you would prefer to keep your information private! Here are a few adjustments you can make to safely join the calls:
- Keep your camera turned off during the call
- Make sure your real name isn't shown in your Zoom settings
- Instead of speaking, use Zoom's chat functionality to communicate (we heavily integrate chats into the flow of voice conversation)
We hope you'll join us!
The first Tuesday every month is a formal 'monthly call' for updates from committees, working groups, and broader community. All other Tuesdays, we 'hangout' informally without agenda. Topics include new metrics, how to interpret metrics, progress on software development, new features that would be nice, recaps from recent events, or community questions.
The Common Metrics Working Group focuses on defining the metrics that are used by both working groups or are important for community health, but that do not cleanly fit into one of the other existing working groups. Areas of interest include organizational affiliation, responsiveness, and geographic coverage.
Info about working group: https://github.com/chaoss/wg-common
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The CHAOSS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Working Group aims at bringing experiences to help others center diversity, equity, and inclusion in their own open source projects.
Info about working group: https://github.com/chaoss/wg-diversity-inclusion
Join the DEI mailing list.
This Working Group focuses on Evolution metrics and software. The goal is to refine the metrics that inform Evolution and to work with software implementations.
Info about working group: https://github.com/chaoss/wg-evolution
This Working Group focuses on Compliance and Risk metrics. The goal is to refine the metrics that inform Risk and to work with software implementations.
Info about working group: https://github.com/chaoss/wg-risk
This Working Group focuses on industry-standard metrics for economic value in open source. The main goal is to publish trusted industry-standard Value Metrics.
Info about working group: https://github.com/chaoss/wg-value
This working group applies CHAOSS metrics in the context of an open source app ecosystem. The mission of this working group is to build a base set of metrics that is focused on the needs of open source communities that are part of the FOSS app ecosystem.
Asia Pacific Call
This working group aims to connect with community members in the Asia Pacific region regarding open source community health. Discussions will focus on recapping CHAOSS work as well as identifying new areas of interest. The working group is, of course, open to everyone from any global region.
The Asia Pacific community call meets every other Wednesday at 8:00am US Central, 1:00pm UTC / 3:00pm Central European Time, check your local time) via Zoom -- Agenda and Meeting Minutes -- Agenda and Meetings Minutes in Chinese
This working group maintains the website and helps coordinate the distribution of CHAOSS messaging on internet platforms. Areas of interest include the website, Twitter, CHAOSScast, CHAOSStube, CHAOSSweekly, CHAOSSblog, CHAOSS metrics release, and press releases.
This Working Group connects the Augur software development with metrics work in other CHAOSS working groups. Topics including how-to's, technology, roadmap, implementation, architecture, and metric visualization.
Info about Augur: https://github.com/chaoss/augur
This Working Group connects the GrimoireLab software development with metrics work in other CHAOSS working groups. Topics including how-to's, technology, roadmap, implementation, architecture, and metric visualization.
Info about GrimoireLab: https://github.com/chaoss/grimoirelab
CHAOSS community members can create, save, and share visualizations. This is encouraged in building out metrics within working groups.