Apply Now! Google Season of Docs (GSoD): Augur

Augur is looking for Google Summer of Docs (GSoD) applicants!  Create, Advance, and Clarify Documentation for Augur Augur is a CHAOSS toolset for ontologically consistent data science and analytics, with fully traceable data provenance from the report, back through the analysis, persistence, and data source. It is in some sense, a single piece of software. … Continue reading Apply Now! Google Season of Docs (GSoD): Augur

[CHAOSS] Augur is participating in GSoC 2021 with CHAOSS

Hi All:  As you likely know, CHAOSS has been selected as a project for the Google Summer of Code 2021 program: Augur has some proposed ideas focused on software dependencies, and automated identification of similar uses through our contributor worker!  We Also have a project focused on automated Open Source Project Risk using Artificial Intelligence.… Continue reading [CHAOSS] Augur is participating in GSoC 2021 with CHAOSS

Installing Augur

We took a moment to record the installation of Augur, including when we did it wrong and had to go back and do it again. This complements our documentation nicely. Augur documentation can be found here.    

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Under the Hood with Augur’s Data

Augur is a Community Health Analytics for Open Source Software software tool that collects, organizes, and validates the completeness of open source software trace data from GitLab, GitHub, and any standalone Git repository. There are four parts to Augur that make its rich collection of data available: Augur itself, which is actually two parts: Data… Continue reading Under the Hood with Augur’s Data

Sustaining Open Source Software: Focus on the Community Manager

1 Introduction Community managers take a variety of perspectives, depending on where their communities are in the lifecycle of growth, maturity and decline. This is an evolving report of what we are learning from community managers, some of whom we are working with on live experiments with a CHAOSS project prototyping software tool called Augur… Continue reading Sustaining Open Source Software: Focus on the Community Manager

Boot Camp: Thinking About Network Structures, Influence Measures and Learning in Open Source Software

Introduction If you are thinking about getting involved in open source software research and development, particularly work on open source software community health, this post is intended to give you an overview of one particular opportunity (among many) in the rapidly changing, increasingly corporate engaged open source software community. Think of this as the “I… Continue reading Boot Camp: Thinking About Network Structures, Influence Measures and Learning in Open Source Software

Helpful and Useful – The Open Source Software Metrics Holy Grail

1 Introduction My colleague Matt Germonprez recently hit me and around 50 other people at CHAOSSCON North America (2018) with this observation: A lot of times we get really great answers to the wrong questions. Matt explained this phenomena as ”type III error”, an allusion to the more well known statistical phenomena of type I… Continue reading Helpful and Useful – The Open Source Software Metrics Holy Grail