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StackStorm got a passing badge... and made it clear that some people care about badges

David A. Wheeler
 

All: The StackStorm has received a passing badge earlier this year. I had an interaction with them that you might find interesting - in particular, it shows that there are people who care whether or not projects get badges.

First, some context. StackStorm (aka "IFTTT for Ops") is an "event-driven automation for auto-remediation, security responses, troubleshooting, deployments, and more. Includes rules engine, workflow, 2000+ integrations (see https://exchange.stackstorm.org), ChatOps, etc." It is part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) landscape. They have a passing badge (congrats to them!), which you can see here:
https://bestpractices.coreinfrastructure.org/en/projects/1833
More (general) info about StackStorm is here:
https://stackstorm.com/

However, there was a bug in the CNCF landscape site (a dashboard site that aggregates data including CII badge status). As a result, even though StackStorm had a passing badge, at least recently the badge wasn't being displayed by the CNCF landscape site:
https://landscape.cncf.io/selected=stack-storm

That's now been fixed at the CNCF site, so they're correctly pulling in the badge status. Once the problem was reported, it was determined to be a minor bug in the landscape site and was fixed very quickly. I should note that the CII Best Practices badge site is specifically written to support external queries of project badge status, so this exactly the kind of thing we encourage.

One of the more *interesting* things I learned, because of this bug, was that StackStorm reported some users had just been recently asking about their badge status, and as a result it *mattered* to them that their badge status wasn't showing up correctly in a dashboard. I think that's awesome - it shows that there are people who care about whether or not projects get a badge.

I thought that was promising... and I hope you do too. And again, congrats to StackStorm!

--- David A. Wheeler