The first release of Bitergia Analytics Platform based on OpenSearch.

As we know, Elastic no longer releases new versions of Elasticsearch and Kibana under an open source license. One of Bitergia’s core values is to always maintain our work in an open source environment. For these reasons, we are migrating to OpenSearch and now have the first release ready and deployed with the first customers.

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The many faces of measuring OSPO success

There are different ways to measure the success of an OSPO (Open Source Program Office). What constitutes success is dependent on the goals of the organization and why it established the OSPO. Whatever the success metrics are, it is important for an OSPO to demonstrate its success. In this blog post, we want to navigate through some strategies that an OSPO can use to measure its success and show its value to the organization.

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How Bitergia Analytics can work with your objectives: analyzing use cases.

The need to understand how open source software is built has never been greater. Today, 90% of IT leaders use open source for their organizations and value streams, and they need to quickly identify risks and opportunities to succeed and to reach the objectives they have. In this blog, we want to highlight some cases about the experiences of our customers on how Bitergia Analytics services works for them in their daily tasks and to reach these objectives.

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5 reasons to have a Software Development Community Dashboard

Community managers spend their time in numerous community activities related with his/her main role: to get people to talk and contribute, react to the community managed, keep people engaged, etc. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) should be set for each community based on its goals. It’s part of the job to elaborate reports with multiple metrics on community health for example. But, measuring should be an effective task.

Keeping this in mind, I’d like to share with you 5 reasons about why community managers or any other professional related with software development should have a dashboard that provides all the data about the community or project that she/he manages:

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Analyzing code review in Xen

The Xen project is an open source software project that does pre-commit peer code review. This means that every change to the source code follows a code review process, in which any developer can participate, before being accepted in the code base. During that process, the patch is carefully inspected and improved thanks to the contributions of the reviewers. The process takes place in the xen-devel mailing list.

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Metrics to track a FOSS project

So you decided to use metrics to track your free, open source software (FOSS) community. Now comes the big question: Which metrics should I be tracking? The post “Top five open source community metrics to track” that I wrote for OpenSource.com deals exactly with answering that question.

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Based on our experience at Bitergia, the post proposes five families of metrics: activity, size, performance, demographics, and diversity. I’m sure that some important aspects may be missing, but still, this could be your first list of metrics to track, should you be interested in knowing about how your pet project is behaving. Go and read the full post if you are interested in more details.

Mid Liberty Release Cycle: OpenStack Quarterly Report

Finally we released a new version of the OpenStack Quarterly report. This is intended to provide insights about the software development process of the OpenStack projects. This covers information from several data sources such as Git, Launchpad, Gerrit, Mailing lists, ask.openstack.org and IRC channels. And it aims at providing quantitative and qualitative information about the activity, community and software process.

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