Wednesday, December 5 • 14:30 - 15:00
CHAOSS: Conceptualizing, Prototyping and Evaluating Open Source Software Project Health Metrics: Measuring Growth, Maturity, Decline and License Risk with Software - Sean P. Goggins, Ph.D University of Missouri-Columbia, CHAOSS Board Member

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Measuring individual, group and organizational performance is a complex, layered endeavor. The more it seems we can measure, the less clear the meaning of those measurements become. This session is framed to describe the challenges and opportunities for measuring the health and sustainability of Open Source Software Projects during the first two years of the CHAOSS[1] project’s operations. Licensing Risk is once of several considerations for project health assessment, and this session will pay particular attention to situating those kinds of risks in the CHAOSS ecosystem.
The CHAOSS Project aims to:
·       Establish standard implementation-agnostic metrics for measuring community activity, contributions, and health
·       Produce integrated open source software for analyzing software community development
·       Build reproducible project health reports/containers
Striving toward those goals, CHAOSS now defines a set of use cases, goals, questions and metrics. In “Growth Maturity and Decline”[2], the defined metrics number over 50, and many of them are now implemented in the two main open source software packages being developed around CHAOSS: GrimoireLab and Augur[3]. Working groups focused on “Diversity & Inclusion”[4], “Risk” and “Value” round out the CHAOSS project’s organization.

[1] http://chaoss.community
[2] https://github.com/chaoss/wg-gmd
[3] https://github.com/chaoss/augur
[4] https://github.com/chaoss/wg-diversity-inclusion

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Sean Goggins

Associate Professor, University of Missouri
I'm passionate about computer support for collaboration in work and learning contexts. I think technology can support distributed creativity in ways we have yet to imagine, and I'm looking for and reporting on examples every day.

Wednesday December 5, 2018 14:30 - 15:00