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metrics [2014/08/13 15:51]
sanjeev [Metrics & Community: Recommended Approaches]
metrics [2015/07/19 15:15]
jsmanrique [Further Reading] Added book reference
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 ==== Pitfalls To Avoid ==== ==== Pitfalls To Avoid ====
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 +== Why Collect Metrics ==
 +  * Protect the project from management.
 +  * Know what is going on helps them make smarter decisions.
 +  * Management or PR department need numbers to prove estimated outcomes.
 +    * The business perspective of community.
 +  * Focusing on which companies are contributing the most, that can cause land-grabbing
  
 For open source, numbers (and transparency in numbers) should be important. For open source, numbers (and transparency in numbers) should be important.
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 ==== Further Reading ==== ==== Further Reading ====
  
-  * [[@jgbarah]] has a [[http://​www.communityleadershipforum.com/​t/​7b-analytics-metrics-for-community-based-software-development/​268|tremendous post]] on how to derive the most meaningful metrics. +  * [[http://​twitter.com/​jgbarah|@jgbarah]] has a [[http://​www.communityleadershipforum.com/​t/​7b-analytics-metrics-for-community-based-software-development/​268|tremendous post]] on how to derive the most meaningful metrics. 
 +  * //​[[http://​jgbarah.gitbooks.io/​evaluating-foss-projects/​|Evaluating Free / Open Source Software Projects]]//​ gitbook from Jesús M. Gonzalez-Barahona covers several areas related with community metrics