David A. Wheeler
FYI, I thought I’d share some of the things that are going on in the CII best practices badge project. I think it’s especially important because much of this may be otherwise invisible to you. Details below.
The number of participating projects, and the number of projects with passing badges, continue to grow. You can see the statistics & graphs here: https://bestpractices.coreinfrastructure.org/project_stats
Of course, the *real* goal is to get projects to improve themselves, & help them show users that they’re well-run. I think the badging project continues to do that, and I hope you do too.
--- David A. Wheeler
============= DETAILS =======================
The master branch has a new form for those who want to delete projects. Project entries aren’t deleted often, but when they are, we currently don’t know why. The new form requires that there be some text that explains *why* they are deleting a project entry. I’m sure we can’t please everyone, but if there’s a common issue we can resolve in the future, this will at least help us find out. This also makes it harder to accidentally delete a project, which has happened. Some people habitually say “yes” to any “are you sure” message, so having a special form should reduce the risk of accidental deletion. If someone really does want to delete their project entry, we will of course honor that, but I think this change will make things better for all.
A number of projects are making slow & steady progress towards getting silver & gold badges. These are (intentionally) much harder levels to achieve; even the “passing” level is challenging for many projects. This is very encouraging for the long term.