Once again, Bitergia will be in FOSDEM, and we are working hard to have some good stuff to share with you during the following days in Brussels.
First of all, we used to organize a meeting on Friday for those people interested in free, open source software development analytics. It started as the FLOSS Community Metrics Meeting. And then, we moved it to GrimoireCon to focus it more around GrimoireLab. This year, we have that meeting again, on Friday. But, this time… it’s bigger!
The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit North America 2017 is over, and we are already on the road for the next conference! But less brief some activities related with CHAOSS project during the last Open Source Summit in LA:
Today is an important milestone for GrimoireLab. Our little project has joined the set of The Linux Foundation projects to help open source ecosystems development. That Metrics Grimoire rewriting we started two years ago, to make easier for OSS projects and community managers to analyze software communities and development processes, has become part of a big family.
CHAOSS is a new Linux Foundation project aimed at producing integrated, open source software for analyzing open source 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
It’s an open community to define metrics (CHAOSS Metrics) and to develope tools (CHAOSS Software) to analyze open source projects development and communities.
GrimoireLab is Bitergia’s contribution to the project as one of CHAOSS founding members. To be accepted as one of The Linux Foundation projects is an important milestone for us and for the GrimoireLab community in general. The project has a new mailing list, and we invite to all of you to join it!
We’ve just uploaded to pypi a new collection of GrimoireLab Python packages suitable for direct installation with pip. Please, upgrade your virtual environments!!!
These packages allow for a very easy use of most GrimoireLab tools. For example, assuming you have ElasticSearch and Kibana installed locally (or available as cloud services), producing a fairly complete software development dashboard from scratch for a git project is just a matter of running a few commands.
We are hiring a Python developer to help us developing GrimoireLab, our stack for software development analytics. We are looking for a smart, high-energy person, with a passion for learning, contributing and collaborating in free, open source projects to work with us in Madrid (Spain) area.
We offer a regular job contract, with a salary range of 25K – 35K € / year.
Commuting at least three days a week is required
No Agencies Please
Effective communication and collaboration in English
Experience developing with Python (+2 years)
Free, open source software knowledge and background
Experience with collaborative tools, including Git and GitHub
North Bridge and Black Duck published last January their 2016 Future of Open Source Survey Results with a lot of interesting conclusions. Maybe the biggest one it’s that Open Source continue gaining force inside the IT business, but its management is chaotic because the lack of process.
Most common problems related on the survey were:
Nearly 50% of companies have not formal policy and process for selecting and approving open source code.
One of the major problems of that is security. 47% don’t have a formal process in place to track the code and only 19% of vulnerabilities are detected and fixed automatically.
Nearly 1/3 has no process for identifying tracking or solving known open source vulnerabilities.
Over 1/2 companies has no responsible to identify and tracking remediation.
We want to take the advantage of having lot of our customers there to show them our newest updates for our metrics and dashboard, such as having Slack integration. We will show also use cases and practical workshops for developers, community managers, project managers and for anyone interested on monitoring open source!
Full agenda will be published during next days, but we can announce today that Ben Lloyd will join us as speaker.
His talk will show how he uses quantitative metrics generated with GrimoireLab to evaluate the strategic value of open source projects and their communities, and it will cover how Samsung is planning to use this information to inform its overall strategy. How effective are internal open source engineering teams at getting code upstream? Does the community incorporate new features and fix bugs and security flaws adequately to meet the needs of the company? What companies and organizations exert the most influence over the community? Is the overall health of the community adequate to meet the needs of the company? How diverse is the developer ecosystem and are there ideal candidates for hire? We’re seeking to answer these questions and more.!
Bitergia, the software development analytics company
Bitergia is focused on software development analytics. We aim to produce useful information about how software projects are performing, how different actors are contributing and how they could be improved.
We provide tools and means to track all these aspects, and to evaluate how policies and decisions are shaping the development processes.