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CHAOSS Common Metrics Working Group

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The Common Metrics Working Group focuses on defining the metrics that are used by multiple working groups or are important for community health.


From time to time, we come across metrics that do not cleanly fit into one of the other existing working groups. This working group acts as a central hub to create and debate over such metrics.

Who should join this working group?

All contributors are welcome to participate in the Common Metrics Working Group. The areas of interest include organizational affiliation, responsiveness, geographic coverage, and more.


How to Join Us?

You can start by joining and introducing yourself on the CHAOSS mailing list explaining your interest.

Further, you are welcome to participate in our video conferences. The details of these meetings can be found here

Read the agenda and meeting minutes to know the discussions of the previous meetings and find out more about the next one.

As a contributor, you can help us keep our community open and inclusive. We request you to adhere to the guidelines mentioned in the CHAOSS Community: Code of Conduct


See the for more information.


Focus-Areas and Goals

The metrics of this working group are classified into the following focus areas:

Focus Area Goal
Contributions Identify what contributions are made (e.g., code commit, wiki edit, documentation)
People Identify organizations and individuals who make contributions (e.g. contribution type, demographics)
Place Identify where contributions occur in terms of physical and virtual places (e.g., GitHub, Chat Channel, Forum, conferences)
Time Identify when contributions are made (e.g., time to respond)

Released Metrics

We are involved in the release of CHAOSS metrics. Check out our published work at

The translations of these metrics are available at chaoss/translations



  • Kevin Lumbard
  • Matt Germonprez

Please feel free to contact our chairs in case you require any sort of assistance.

Amazing CHAOSS Project Contributors

We greatly appreciate our contributors at CHAOSS and look forward to your joining us as well. All CHAOSS Project contributors are listed here

Are you eligible to be on this list? You are if you helped in any capacity, for example: Filed an issue. Created a Pull Request. Gave feedback on our work. The team will try to update this list regularly, but please open an issue or post on the mailing list if we've missed anyone.


The documents in this repository are released under the MIT License. See LICENSE file.

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