More from Open Source Summit North America: Community and Diversity Summits

Our week in LA for the Open Source Summit North America was not only about CHAOSS.

We spent the Tuesday’s morning with some of our customers and friends, in a GrimoireLab dashboards training session.

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CHAOSS related activities during Open Source Summit North America

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:

During Jim’s opening keynote, he presented the CHAOSS project. You can see the keynote video online:

The CHAOSS board met later on Monday, and there was a couple of presentations during the day:

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CHAOSS has been released. And GrimoireLab is part of it!

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.

During Open Source Summit North America opening keynotes, Jim Zemlin, The Linux Foundation executive director, has presented CHAOSS (Community Health Analytics Open Source Software).

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.

CHAOSS announcement slide
CHAOSS announcement during The Linux Foundation OSSUmmit in LA

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!

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Something big is coming! Join us in the Open Source Summit in Los Angeles

Last year we missed the LinuxCon North America, but this won’t happen again for the Open Source Summit in Los Angeles. There’ll be an important announcement for Grimoire Lab during Monday’s keynotes.

Sadly, you’ll need to join us there, follow the streaming, wait for the press release or join the new Grimoire Lab mailing list to get some news in advance…

But, there are not one but several more things related with Bitergia and Grimoire Lab happening during the Open Source Summit North America:

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New GrimoireLab packages! (and how to use them)

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.

kibana-dashboard

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We are hiring! Looking for a Python developer

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.

Restrictions

  • Commuting at least three days a week is required
  • No Agencies Please

Requirements

  • 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

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4 Problems you might have doing open source in your company and how to solve them

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.

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Grimoirecon North America 2017 next May in Austin

grimoirecon North America. Tickets available!
Grimoirecon North America

Using the context of OSCON next May in Austin, we will celebrate our GrimoireCon North America.

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.!

Tickets are available now! Get your early bird before the 20th of April.

 

New release of Perceval: Slack support now available!

Perceval is the Grimoire Lab tool that gives the first step for allowing Grimoire to gather automatic and incremental data for almost any tool related with contributing to Open Source.

Grimoire Lab architecture draft, showing its different pieces
Grimoire Lab Architecture (draft). Some pieces still under heavy development

Perceval goes on the quest to retrieve and gather data from git, GitHub, Bugzilla, JIRA, Gerrit, mbox, pipermail, StackExchange, Discourse, etc.   for producing valuable indices, with GrimoireELK.

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