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

Augur: Software for Prototyping Open Source Metrics

People compare themselves with others. We build on this truth to help people make sense of the metrics we prototype. The aim of the Augur project is threefold: 1.Fast prototyping of metrics 2.Be human centered …. Build prototypes that make it possible for people to see a visualization and make sense of it before they… Continue reading Augur: Software for Prototyping Open Source Metrics