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metrics [2014/08/13 15:51]
sanjeev [Metrics & Community: Recommended Approaches]
metrics [2015/07/19 15:28]
jsmanrique Added tools section
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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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 It also helps understand which online channels are benefitting the community and what can be improved. It also helps understand which online channels are benefitting the community and what can be improved.
  
 +=== Tools ===
  
 +  * [[http://​google.com/​analytics|Google Analytics]]
 +  * [[http://​analytics.twitter.com|Twitter Analytics]]
 +  * [[http://​www.openhub.net|OpenHub]]
 +  * [[http://​metricsgrimoire.github.io|Metrics Grimoire toolkit]]
 +  * [[http://​biterg.io|The Cauldron]](//​beta//​)
 +  * ... Feel free to add more
  
-==== 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.+==== Further Reading ====
  
 +  * [[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