CommOps is the newest official sub-project in Fedora, and the team’s role is to assist other sub-projects in Fedora. This is done by building and improving interactions within the internal Fedora community, as well as by increasing communication across the Project as a whole. 2015 was an important milestone for the Fedora Community Operations (CommOps) team in so many ways. Remy DeCausemaker,the Fedora Community Action and Impact Lead, Justin Flory(jflory7) and the CommOps team as whole recently published an excellent Year-in-Review article on Fedora Community Blog describing the CommOps Team highlights of 2015 and their vision for the upcoming year of 2016.
I did crunch some numbers about the growth of CommOps in 2015 – however they could not be included in the article (which I feel is primarily my fault – I added them on etherpad but couldnt add them in the post since I was out of town and couldn’t find a WiFi connection with reasonable net speed). Nonetheless, I do feel the need for sharing the analytics and hence this article.
Mailing List Activity of CommOps Team
You can check out the mailing list archives of CommOps here. Here is a quick graph of the activity on the CommOps mailing list for 2015 :
Some of the longest discussions on CommOps ML have revolved around :
5ftw article (11 comments 4 participants) – CommOps started contributing to etherpad containing possible 5ftw ideas for aticle by mattdm
Marketing meeting timings for 2016 discussion (8 comments , 5 participants) – a good number of CommOps team members are a part of marketing team too
Onboarding new contributors via Outreachy (7 comments 4 participants) – Outreachy is a program which aims at increasing diversity in FOSS. Fedora participated in Dec – March 2016 round with slots for CommOps and Hubs .
Community Blog status (7 comments 3 participants) – One of the biggest milestones of 2015 with Community Blog being launched ! Yaay ! 🙂
Some of the most participated threads have been :
Trac Guide ( 6 comments, 6 participants) – CommOps moved to Ticket based meetings
Fedora Elections(5 comments 5 partcipants) – CommOps helped with organizing Fedora Elections making it 4th most participated election in all time – Yaay ! I helped jkurik organize this round of elections and learnt so much !
Design Team article on CommBlog (5 comments 5 participants)
FLOCK Bids (5 comments, 4 participants)
While there are no records of interactions on IRC on team channels, meetings in open channels (#fedora-meeting, #fedora-meeting-1, #fedora-meeting-2 ) are recorded by meetbot. Worth mentioning here is that CommOps just became an official subproject in Fedora – so we now have our own place in meetbot logs.
The above graph shows the number of attendees and chairs amongst then in IRC meetings. While CommOps team meeting size has grown gradually, it is interesting to note that number of chairs has grown too – perhaps because team members are taking a more permanent role in workings of CommOps and are here to stay for long 🙂
Another interesting statistic is the lines spoken in the meeting by attendees where we can see that attendees are not just idle and that CommOps has very interactive meetings 🙂
All in all, the numbers assert that CommOps is a growing community with high interaction amongst its members.
Fedora Community Blog (CommBlog)
The first major accomplishment of CommOps as a sub-project was on November 9th with the announcement of the Community Blog ! Within a short span of three months, CommBlog has had 53 posts published with
Another rising post on CommBlog is the Share your Year in Review article which is garnering a lot of attention 🙂
Check here for a detailed version of analytics related to CommBlog which contains insights on CommBlog viewers, their locations and search activity.
Want to Help?
- Join our team in #fedora-commops on Freenode
- Join the Community Operations Mailing List
- Participate in our weekly meetings