Community Call - Governance strategies for open source research software projects

Interested in issues in governance of open source software?

Join Dan Sholler, a Postdoctoral Fellow with rOpenSci at UC Berkeley, in discussing open source strategies.

Topics for the call will include:

  • How a project makes newcomers aware of their expectations and policies
  • How a project evaluates potential contributions, reaches decisions about including the contributions in the project’s codebase or repositories, and engages with contributors in discussing such decisions
  • What a project does to encourage and reward sound practices and contributions
  • What the internal, day-to-day minutiae look like in an open source project, including which management activities tend to be “open” (i.e., visible to the public) and which tend to be “closed” (i.e., held in private meetings or repositories)

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