Quick Assessment


The objective of the quick assessment tool is to help the OSSpal admin team to efficiently evaluate and identify high quality FOSS projects based on quantifiable hard criteria. We evaluated the contributed projects using the quick assessment tool on a periodical basis, and then perform a team review on the results. After careful review and thorough consideration, we finally post the high quality FOSS projects that can meet our rigorous screening standard on OSSpal.

The ideal use case for the quick assessment tool is as the following. When a user type the project name into the search bar, after a few seconds, a detailed page will pop up, showing key quantifiable information of the project acquired from Open Hub and GitHub, such as number of project contributors, number of commits, lines of code, and project activity.



The most updated hard criteria we used to screen FOSS projects for inclusion on OSSpal are listed below. Please note that the hard criteria will also be updated on a regular basis.

Open Hub Metrics contribute to Maturity Score (as of October 2018):

Number of 12 Month Contributors ≥ 2

Number of Total Contributors ≥ 5

Number of Lines of Code Changed in 6 Months ≥ 20000 or ≥ 5%

GitHub Metrics contribute to Maturity Score (as of October 2018):

Number of Starts ≥ 100

Number of Forks ≥ 100

Number of Open Issues ≥ 50

Open Hub Metrics contribute to Value Score (as of October 2018):

Number of Users ≥ 50

Number of Man Month work ≥ 500

Other Matrics (as of October 2018):

Number of 6 Month Commits ≥ 50

Number of Total Commits ≥ 1000

Number of Subscribers ≥ 50

Information from OpenHub and GitHub may not be accurate. Please use as appropriate.