One of the main problems community managers face when they want to measure project’s health, is related with the life-cycle of it. If community managers are able to identify whether the project is either in growth, maturity or decline, that can be used when making further decisions regarding the project and its developer community
Intense 2014 start
It has been an intense 2014 start. First, we have been working hard on January to update our published dashboards look & feel, to have them updated for FOSDEM 2014. Beyond the two talks we had there (A comparison between MediaWiki, TWiki and XWiki communities and Project development & community metrics for fun and profit), we have had a lot of meetings during FOSDEM due to the interest on the services we provide. So, new customers are coming (stay tunned for updates), and the current ones start to show their dashboard on public, like oVirt dashboard as part of the work we are doing for Red Hat. There aren’t too many photos from Brussels, but you can find some in our Google+ profile.
On the other hand, we have been included in two European R&D projects, and during February we have had the MARKOS project plenary meeting in Berlin. It is aimed to realize the prototype of a service and an interactive application providing an integrated view on the Open Source projects available the on web, focusing on functional, structural and licenses aspects of software code.
And this is only the start of a promising year..