Measurement is one of the hard problems in managing open source communities and also in developer relations.
How do you measure the health of an open source project’s contribution level? What tools are available to articulate the pace and types of commit your project receives?
Bitergia is both a suite of open source tools, and a company, aiming to help open source projects to understand the health of the project specifically in terms of the code and similar contributions it receives. Manrique Lopez from Bitergia explained more about the tools and how people use them, in this interview recorded at OSCON Austin 2016.
The distinction between external and internal developers is largely artificial, at least when it comes to how you build APIs, according to Adobe’s Matt Asay.
Creating a developer outreach strategy means having a thorough understanding of where you want to be and where you’re starting out from.