Given the interest in my earlier article about a scorecard for open source and my own rough-and-ready benchmark proposal, I’d be interested in seeing how well the benchmark works at rating a variety of open source projects. If you’re familiar enough with a project to be willing to have your name associated with rating it, please complete the table below in the same style as my own evaluation of OpenJDK. Cut & paste into an e-mail and send the completed table to me.
I will review the information you’ve provided, possibly adjust your proposed scores a little to match the scoring style used for other evaluations and then I’ll publish all valid good-faith submissions on my blog.
|Instructions||Provide sample extracts from public sources supporting your evaluation, together with links||Read the Benchmark. Evaluate as objectively as possible, and conclude with a rationale for the score you are giving. Score -1 for a rule where the governance implementation detracts from open-by-rule; score 0 for implementations that have an overall neutral effect; score +1 for implementations that contribute positively to an open-by-rule community. “Open/Meritocratic/Oligarchy” scores between -3 and +3, evaluating for each word. I’ll review your submission before publication, so don’t worry too much|
|Open, Meritocratic Oligarchy||+/-3|
|Summary (scale -10 to +10)||+/-10|