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September 11-14, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
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Monday, September 11 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Community Health Analytics Open Source Software (CHAOSS): An Open Source Community for Advancing Project Transparency - Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Bitergia; Matt Germonprez; University of Nebraska; Harish PIllay, Red Hat; and Sean Goggins, University of

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CHAOSS is a new Linux Foundation project aimed at producing integrated, open source software for analyzing software development, together with defining implementation-agnostic metrics for measuring community activity, contributions, and health. The CHAOSS community will help improve transparency of key project metrics, contributing to improve the project itself, as well as helping third parties make informed decisions when engaging with projects.

Understanding the community dynamics of open source software projects is of fundamental importance to developers, users, and decision makers, but gaining this needed knowledge is a specialized, time-consuming, and error-prone tasks. The CHAOSS community helps in this task, by highlighting aspects of the projects, tracking relevant patterns, and assisting in the early identification of problems and the detection of trends. In the addition, the CHAOSS community explores what these aspects signal, how they are related to value, and how they might be used in positive or negative ways by people. Collectively, the CHAOSS community work can be used to study the structure of a community and its growth, maturity, and decline, examine project risk and vulnerabilities, understand project diversity, and explore a project’s position within a larger software ecosystem.

Publishing these requirements as well as developing working technical systems in the open, so they can be engaged and shaped by everyone, is a step beyond in transparency -- enabling better decision making, better awareness of problems, and deeper knowledge about the project dynamics.

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Matt Germonprez

Professor, University of Nebraska - Omaha
Matt Germonprez received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2002. He started at UNO in 2011 after professing 10 years at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. His teaching and research interests revolve around open source... Read More →
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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.
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Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona

Co-Founder, Bitergia
I'm one of the founders of Bitergia, the software development analytics company, and associate professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. I've been working in quantitative empirical analysis of FOSS development for years, participating in several international R&D projects. I'm currently... Read More →
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Harish PIllay

Head, Community Architecture and Leadership, Red Hat
EE, FOSS advocate, Internet pioneer. Community metrics. ham radio (9V1HP).

Monday September 11, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am
Plaza I/II

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