Re: [CII-badges] Ranking criteria

Sebastian Benthall


Thanks for inviting me to participate in this project.

At Selection Pressure, we are looking at ways to incorporate project risk measurements into one of our products.

The CII Census looks like a great start on this!

I'm wondering what your plans are moving forward, especially with regard to the Risk Index. I see from the Wheeler and Khakimov paper that a lot of research went into possible metrics, and that the initial Risk Index score is a reflection of that.

What sort of process do you anticipate using for including new features into that calculation, and scoring them?

Do you have a plan for assessing empirically to what extent that Risk Index correlates with software risk?


Sebastian Benthall
PhD Candidate / UC Berkeley School of Information
Data Scientist / Selection Pressure

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 2:27 PM, Dan Kohn <dankohn@...> wrote:
Mailing list is at but specific suggestions for improving the project are probably best through the issue tracker.

We encourage you to fork the project and suggest improvements with a pull request.

Dan Kohn <mailto:dankohn@...>
Senior Advisor, Core Infrastructure Initiative

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 5:18 PM, Sebastian Benthall <sbenthall@...> wrote:
I do not see a mailing list listed on the cii-census GitHub page.
Is there one?
Or should general discussion about that project take place on the issue tracker?


On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 7:43 AM, Sebastian Benthall <sbenthall@...> wrote:

Will do. Thanks for referring me to that!

On Jan 14, 2016 6:10 AM, "Wheeler, David A" <dwheeler@...> wrote:
On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 9:32 PM, Sebastian Benthall <sbenthall@...> wrote:
> I'm a grad student studying quantitative metrics on open source software projects, a OSS developer and former project manager, and a contracting data scientist at Selection Pressure.

Dan Kohn:
> Sebastian, I think you'll be interested in our sister project, the CII Census.

I agree, please take a look at the census project.  The census project itself does quantitative measures, and on that site you'll also find a paper that points to other related work (you'll find that useful if you're trying to do scholarly work on the topic).

--- David A. Wheeler

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