Mozilla Connected Communities
What is Connected communities all about?
Regarding the name: connected "communities" is apt because we're taking an initiative NOT ONLY to connect and form a network of spaces that support open source activities But also, to connect the communities that these spaces foster. Assuming,that these spaces might also be used by other open source communities or maybe otherwise for their own proceedings and meetings.
Connected communities shall serve the purpose of :
- Forming a space directory thus enabling and making it easier for mozillians to conduct events, proceedings etc.
- Reaching out and targeting contributors who do not fall under the category of students,etc (who can be found in Mozilla clubs).
- Increasing diversity in age groups other than just a majority of students..
- Recognition to spaces doing the good work. (i.e. leveraging their services or for the matter just their space)
Eligibility for spaces
- Any college/company/space/community/any which supports FOSS and FOSS events.
- There is no limit to the size of the space.
- Basic resources should be available at space to organize events.
- Paid/non-paid spaces can be included,where these spaces will be differentiated by different colored pointers in a map
- Spaces that should not commercialize FOSS activities for their own benefits.
Space directory : [please fill in the information about the spaces which fit the criteria as per mentioned.](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-XwTTDVEPlh_guAnLodvPTfk2nzr_xjPbbwmNqx5-fPcucw/viewform)
Who should join this program?
It is open for all who are members or not the members of our Mozilla community(yes, they can surely be your friends from Python community, Debian, Fedora, or anyone) across the globe who are passionate about connecting us to these communities/spaces and be a connecting member between both community and also Mozilla.
“The sole aim is to work and collaborate together with all the communities who contribute to Open source & drive the community further with better resources and maybe skilled volunteers?.”
If you want to join in helping us out, please add yourself to the telegram group through an invitation link provided below. link : [Mozilla Connected Communities TG group]( https://t.me/joinchat/AAAAAEEYLQxPPWcKtEc9bw)
If you want to add any suggestions/feedback in person, please contact us at dyvik100[at]gmail[dot]com or telegram: @Mozfox aasthavijay380[at]gmail[dot]com or telegram: @Aastha_i_am
We also have an Etherpad page which will act as our scratchpad for ideas : https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/Connected_Communities-Scratchpad_for_ideas
- Please find existing spaces here : Connected Spaces
What are the hypothesis that are being tested?
- Protocol to be followed in cases where a space denies to cooperate right before the event.
- Protocol to be followed if an event gets cancelled.
- Readiness of spaces to get involved to help an open-source project.
- There is less cost in using CoCoMo spaces rather than renting spaces for Mozilla events (i.e. it's cheaper).
- There is more community engagement because of permanent locations for Mozilla events (i.e. it's more impactful).
Which metrics are being used to track if the experiment is successful or not?
- The number of registered spaces.
- The number of requests CoCoMo received for availability of spaces.
- The number of events conducted.
- Ratio of the number of events successfully conducted to the number of requests received.
- Growth in contributions and strong connectivity with local communities and also inclusion people from diversified groups.
- Reduction in the amount of money being spent on spaces for Mozilla events.
- Stability of event spaces, which would reduce confusion of the location.
Q3. What would be a next step(s) if the experiment is successful?
- Increasing the reach beyond the country
- Encouraging more spaces, which might be a bit reluctant in the beginning, to come forward for the project
- Encouraging Mozillians to make more use of free spaces than paid spaces