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Open Source Readiness Webinar - Assessing the Health of an Open Source Project

July 15, 2021

At our most recent FINOS Open Source Readiness Meeting, Dave Neary, Red Hat Community Architect presented: Assessing the Health of an Open Source Project: What are the things to look out for when evaluating the community health of a project (and how does community health factor into long-term sustainability)?

This video is from a live virtual meeting conducted in the UK and US on 7 July 2021.

HubSpot Video



Talk Description:

A healthy open source project is one that you expect to be around in several years, and will continue to develop, with new features, regular updates, and conscientious maintainers. Healthy projects demonstrate open practices, use open infrastructure to engage with their users, and cultivate an open culture, with the goal of becoming more sustainable.
In this presentation, we will describe some of the key factors you can examine to evaluate if a project is healthy, and can be expected to be around in the long term. As the number of these factors a project has going for it increases, its health rating, and as a result the confidence you can have in it, increases too.

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Assessing the health of an open source project




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