Metrics to assess risk in open source libraries are becoming more important. We need these tools and techniques to evaluate and mitigate the potential risks associated with using third-party open source software libraries in our own software applications. So, this blog post describes seven important metrics to evaluate this risk from an open source community perspective.Continue reading “7 metrics to evaluate risk in Open Source libraries”
Give Credit Where Credit Is Due: Identify Contributors From Commit Messages
Want to identify all contributors who helped with the source code of an open source project but find yourself limited by what is officially captured in the git-log? Maybe your project, like the Linux Kernel, keeps track of who helped with patches by adding their name to the commit message, but tools don’t usually understand how to analyze this properly.Continue reading “Give Credit Where Credit Is Due: Identify Contributors From Commit Messages”
A year in review: Bitergia 2020
Bitergia year in review is here for 2020! This post summarizes Bitergia’s main activities across this year: The new OSS Community Metrics as a service platform, the growth in business and as a result, the growth in our team and main GrimoireLab improvements. Keep reading to learn more!Continue reading “A year in review: Bitergia 2020”
Supporting the 2nd CHAOSS Metrics Release
Bitergia is happy to congratulate the CHAOSS community to its second metrics release. The five working groups of the CHAOSS community defined 39 metrics across 16 focus areas where more than 300 people contributed to the metric definitions.
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Do you work for a software company and are looking for a fun team-building exercise? Try dogfooding your own software. Here is the experience we had with this activity at Bitergia.