[Chaoss-members] Proposal for a FOSDEM devroom
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona
jgb at bitergia.com
Tue Sep 19 22:14:18 UTC 2017
Thanks to you all for your support. The proposal was sent. See attached
On Mon, 2017-09-18 at 05:28 -0500, Matt Germonprez wrote:
> Thanks for following through with this Jesus.
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 2:53 AM, Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona <jgb at bite
> rgia.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2017-09-13 at 13:21 -0700, Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona
> > wrote:
> > > BTW, I will include your name as a backer of the proposal, maybe
> > with
> > > some others if I have their approval.
> > >
> > > In your case, I will assume that you're ok if I use your name and
> > > affiliation, as it is in the list of board members, except that
> > you
> > > tell me otherwise (sorry for the opt-out, but deadline is getting
> > > closer, and I completely forgot asking you about this during our
> > > meeting).
> > > [...]
> > Hi all,
> > Find below the final proposal I will be sending tonight to FOSDEM
> > (deadline is approaching). I've talked to Stefano Zacchiroli to be
> > the
> > secondary contact, and one of the backers. He is a well known FOSS
> > developer, and especially well known in the context of FOSDEM, and
> > he
> > agreed to back our proposal. He agrees in the proposal being mainly
> > a
> > CHAOSS thing (as much inclusive as possible, as we had dedcided),
> > so
> > the text is the same I sent you. This version is only formatted to
> > meet
> > the form that FOSDEM provides.
> > If you have any comment, please send it asap, so that I can have it
> > into account before submitting.
> > Saludos,
> > Jesus.
> > -------------------------------------------
> > https://submission.fosdem.org/devroom.php
> > * Proposal for a FOSDEM devroom: FOSS Development Analytics*
> > * Title: FOSS Development Analytics
> > * Description
> > ** Main objectives **
> > To reinforce the emerging community interested in FOSS (free, open
> > source software) development analytics.
> > More specifically:
> > - To discuss the current status of FOSS tools in this area
> > - To share models about FOSS health and sustainability based on
> > factual
> > data
> > - To share experiences by FOSS projects already doing their own
> > analytics
> > - To find ways of pooling development effort and other resources
> > - To explore the requirements and functionality of future platforms
> > ** Summary **
> > Tools and platforms for analyzing and visualizing information from
> > software repositories (source code management, bug reporting /
> > ticketing, code review, mailing lists, etc.) are flourishing. Many
> > of
> > them are proprietary, which means that in many cases, FOSS (free,
> > open
> > source software) projects are having to use proprietary tools to
> > analyze themselves.
> > There is also a lot of interest in models to evaluate the health,
> > quality or sustainability of FOSS projects, based on factual data
> > retrieved mainly from their repositories. But there are little
> > opportunities of sharing these interests, and the experiences in
> > building and applying these models, in venues were all stakeholders
> > are
> > represented: developers, academics, project managers, users, etc.
> > We believe that the FOSS development model is specially well suited
> > for
> > being applied in both cases. In fact, many projects are already
> > developing software and setting up platforms for analyzing their
> > own
> > repositories, some FOSS systems and tools do exist for retrieving,
> > analyzing and visualizing information about FOSS development, and
> > some
> > health and quality models for FOSS are being created and discussed
> > using practices quite similar to those of FOSS development.
> > If a certain critical mass is reached in this domain, it is
> > reasonable
> > to assume that usual mechanisms observed in FOSS development will
> > enable incremental innovation and the quick improvement of the
> > capabilities of these tools and models.
> > The FOSS Development Analytics devroom intends to be an open venue
> > to
> > present these models, tools, and analysis that are already under
> > development, and to discuss about collaboration, synergies, etc.
> > The
> > devroom will be organized to foster discussion and finding of
> > synergies, but also development of new tools and models,
> > improvement of
> > existing ones, and spread the knowledge about what is being done
> > and
> > can be done in this area. Given that the devroom will happen in the
> > context of FOSDEM, it will be focused on the needs, interests and
> > contributions of FOSS developers.
> > ** Backers **
> > This proposal is put together by the CHAOSS group, which includes
> > contributors from well known FOSS Foundations, companies producing
> > FOSS
> > tools for software development analytics, and academics with
> > experience
> > in analysis of FOSS projects. To ensure that the needs of the wider
> > FOSS development community are met, CHAOSS has contacted other
> > parties,
> > and all together have put together this list of people backing the
> > proposal, and with interest in contributing to the success of the
> > devroom (alphabetic order, all of them representing themselves,
> > affiliation is only informative):
> > The responsibility for the organization and coordination will be
> > led by
> > the CHAOSS group, in a way as inclusive as open as possible.
> > * CHAOSS Group: http://chaoss.community
> > List of backers:
> > Andrea Gallo, Linaro
> > Daniel M German, University of Victoria
> > Don Marti, Mozilla
> > Ildikó Vancsa, OpenStack Foundation
> > Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Uni. Rey Juan Carlos, Bitergia
> > Jono Bacon, Jono Bacon Consulting
> > Josianne Marsan, Université Laval
> > Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska-Omaha
> > Scott K. Peterson, Red Hat
> > Sean Goggins, University of Missouri
> > Stefano Zacchiroli, INRIA, Software Heritage
> > Wayne Beaton, Eclipse Foundation
> > ** Participants **
> > Participation as speaker in the devroom will be subject to an open
> > call
> > for contributions. This call will be communicated through mailing
> > lists
> > and social media channels related to the subject, in which the
> > backers
> > of the proposal participate.
> > The backers of this proposal commit to prepare at least five
> > presentations for the devroom, which will be submitted through the
> > open
> > call. They will be subject to the same review and selection
> > process
> > than the other proposals.
> > In addition, anyone could attend, provided there is space.
> > Interaction
> > between speakers and other attendants will be promoted as much as
> > possible.
> > ** Organization **
> > An organizing committee will be established to promote the devroom,
> > the
> > open call, and the organization in general. It will be composed by
> > the
> > backers, plus some other persons related to the subject of the
> > devroom.
> > It will be as much inclusive as possible, giving voice to FOSS
> > projects
> > and developers interested in the subject.
> > The organizing committee will produce the call for contributions,
> > which
> > will be based on this proposal. They will receive all proposals,
> > and
> > will openly discuss about how to better accommodate as many of them
> > as
> > possible, while at the same time fostering discussion and reserving
> > some slots for open interaction.
> > The devroom will include some time for demos and live explanations
> > of
> > how to use FOSS applications for analyzing software development,and
> > models of FOSS health, specifically focused to FOSS developers.
> > All the materials used in the talks, demos and other activities
> > will be
> > published under free culture licenses.
> > Since this is the first year the devroom will be celebrated, we
> > envision having a half-day (morning or afternoon) devroom, but a
> > full
> > day devroom will also be possible.
> > * Why does it fit FOSDEM
> > FOSDEM is the main meeting, worldwide, for FOSS developers.
> > Therefore,
> > it is the best place to have discussions on how to do analytics on
> > FOSS
> > development, to learn about the interests of FOSS developers, to
> > listen
> > to their stories of how they are already doing analytics in their
> > projects, etc.
> > Besides, we're concerned that many FOSS developers are consuming
> > analytics prodcued with non-FOSS tools, which they cannot modify,
> > audit
> > or even understand. We want to specifically address this situation,
> > making the FOSS development community at large aware of the
> > situation,
> > informing about alternatives using FOSS tools, and discussing how
> > to
> > coordinate the projects already producing FOSS tools in this
> > domain.
> > * Primary contact:
> > Jesus M.
> > Gonzalez-Barahona
> > jgb at bitergia.com
> > I've been researching FOSS development for more than 15 years. I
> > was
> > one of the organizers of the Research devroom at FOSDEM (2007-
> > 2009),
> > and come to FOSDEM almost every year. In 2012 I co-founded
> > Bitergia, a
> > startup devoted to FOSS analytics, which follows a business model
> > based
> > on producing FOSS software. I started around 2005 one of the
> > earlier
> > projects for FOSS Analytics, Grimoire Tools, and I'm a contributor
> > of
> > GrimoireLab, a new project which has built all the analytics
> > toolchain
> > from scratch, reusing other FOSS components. I'm one of the
> > founders of
> > the CHAOSS collaborative project.
> > * Secondary contact:
> > Stefano
> > Zacchiroli
> > zack at upsilon.cc
> > Stefano Zacchiroli is an academic and computer scientist. He is
> > also a
> > free software activist and developer. He served as Debian Project
> > Leader from 2010 to 2013, and is one of the co-founders and current
> > CTO
> > of Software Heritage. He serves as board director of the Open
> > Source
> > Initiative. He has many years of experience on extracting and
> > analyzing
> > information related to FOSS development.
> > --
> > --
> > Bitergia: http://bitergia.com
> > /me at Twitter: https://twitter.com/jgbarah
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> Mutual of Omaha Associate Professor
> Information Systems
> College of Information Science & Technology
> University of Nebraska Omaha
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