Attributing Contributor Roles in Open Source Software

The OCEAN (Open Source Complex Ecosystems and Networks) Project stems from an unrestricted gift from the Google Open Source Programs Office to the Vermont Complex Systems Center. Our research partners are using this gift to build a community-oriented body of research focused on understanding how open source platforms are used and what makes technology-rich environments thrive. ACROSS is a part of this work.


The ACROSS (Attributing Contributor Roles in Open Source Software) virtual workshops are designed to:

  • Bring folks together from an open source community to identify what kinds of work and activities create, sustain, and foster their project
  • Help projects improve how they identify and recognize their contributor community
  • Improve the overall visibility of the work needed to maintain open source communities

In these workshops we will walk you through a process to identify the work that is being done, then help you create or improve your existing documentation to make that work visible.