[maemo-community] MeeGo Metrics and Reporting

From: Randall Arnold texrat at ovi.com
Date: Tue Mar 9 23:23:44 EET 2010
Just in case there weren't enough projects erupting around MeeGo, here's
another.  :D

I think most of us understand that at the root of successful projects
lies good data.  To that notion, Dawn Foster and I have started an effort
to establish metrics definitions and reporting solutions for the MeeGo
community.  As a Data Analyst I am constantly frustrated by how
frequently reporting is an afterthought and would prefer we get this
exploration started now instead of waiting for the need.

maemo.org has a solid history of reporting as exemplified by Stephen
Gadsby's popular bug jars, but for MeeGo we are looking at taking this to
the next level.

Dawn set up a new wiki page at http://wiki.meego.com/Metrics and I have
added content which I will share here:

Metrics to capture:

  * builds

  * performance and error metrics

  * bugzilla reports (Intel has some of this already from Moblin that we
    can re-use).

  * various open source aspects

  * membership / user accounts

  * mailing list subscriptions / participation

  * contributor activity

Points to consider:

  * Reporting solution

  * Report sharing methods

  * Public vs Private data

I'll start things off by proposing we look into reporting solutions that
are highly flexible, scalable and support a variety of typical
report-sharing methods.  I would consider a good benchmark to
be MicroStrategy (http://microstrategy.com/) although it would make sense
to identify good open source alternatives.  MicroStrategy does have a
free version (http://www.microstrategy.com/freereportingsoftware/) that
could be utilized if we don't find that alternative.

I have added Dawn and myself as contributors but feel free to include
yourself on the list if you would like to participate.

Thanks all,

Randall (Randy) Arnold
maemo.org community council

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