One interesting metric for the health of an open source community is the number of commits – how many, and how many orgs/individuals represented. Below is a screenshot of activity on Coko’s gitlab repository (https://gitlab.coko.foundation). It shows the activity over one day. Looks pretty good! Note – this is just activity for developers… it’s not a good metric for activity of other members of the community, especially for designers… I’ll post a bit of an update about our design activity in a bit as it’s pretty interesting what’s going on….
A few weeks ago at MIT Press in Boston, we had our first Paged Media event. Julie Blanc (pictured below), who works for Paged Media, wrote up a post to flesh out her awesome presentation…highly recommended reading if you enjoy geeking out about all this stuff:
The Community Manager will manage the publisher, developer, and service provider communities for Editoria—a web-based, open source book production software built on the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) PubSweet framework for the University of California Press and the California Digital Library. Using proactive marketing and outreach strategies and activities, the community manager will drive adoption and further enhancement of the Editoria software and play a key role in the evolution of Editoria’s sustainability. The Community Manager will be responsible for managing all public-facing work related to Editoria, including communications, PR, social media engagement, website content creation, and business development.
The position is funded for one year with potential for longer term depending on funding and performance. Ideally the candidate would be based in the Bay Area, however remote candidates will also be considered. Salary commensurate with experience.
The full job description is available here (PDF). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Please share with potential interested parties!