LFX tools for Mature and Core Stage Projects

My project is developing great! What can I do to maintain the pace?

Following our previous discussion on LFX Insights for Early Stage Projects, communities and representative committees need to work just as hard to maintain the pace of an Open Source project in a Mature stage and heading towards a Core state.

In this post, we will cover the following:

  • A Brief review on what a Mature Project looks like
  • How TSC and Board members can benefit from using LFX
  • How PMOs, Contributors, Committers and Architecture members benefit from LFX
  • How Security members can benefit from using LFX

What are the characteristics of a Project in Mature state?

An Open source project reaches a Mature state when:

  • Policies and guidelines are well established
  • Key contributors and teams are easily noticeable but new committers are still recruited
  • Several releases have been presented
  • Teams continue to work on new features for further releases
  • Maintenance of older releases might still happen in parallel
  • The project’s focus is to keep up with the release demand and transition to a Core state
  • Users have a clear understanding on the components that constitute the overall project and its dependencies

LFX offers a fantastic variety of tools to extend a helping hand to Open Source projects and its committees at the peak of their Maturity stage. Let’s take a look:

1. TSC and Board members

With the help of the Organization Dashboard, TSC and board members can monitor the influence that the participating organizations and members have in their project.

Member Organizations can manage their memberships and track the participation, benefits, events, training, and other project resources.

2. Project Managers, Contributors, Committers and Architecture committees

LFX Insights provides the visibility the team needs. We look forward to promoting organization members participation and stability on our continuous integration and deployment.

At the same time, we need to keep track on feature development and issue work participation which Insights provides to a great detail.

After several releases, the project will face situations where experienced members are nominated to be project committers and guide the project’s contributions. Similarly, it is important to always recognize our most participating members and acknowledge them for their efforts. This is possible thanks to the Community Leaderboard.

Project comparison is also a healthy way to promote growth and learn from communities alike for a better development.

3. Security committee

Just as in Incubation state, it is important to continue providing attention to detail to licencing, vulnerabilities and compliance in every release. At any point in the project’s development, LFX Security provides with a very detailed report of any potential liabilities and any module that could be at risk of delaying a planned release.

To Conclude…

Every stage of a project’s development is just as important and as critical to promote participation and encourage teams to use the tools available to them to make each one of these tasks easier. Clear visibility, availability of development trends and community engagement are key to every project’s life cycle growth.

LFX is here to help!