Comment on page

Terminology Usage

It contains the details of how to use specific terms
For clear and consistent communication, it’s important to always use the correct terminology. Remember:
  • If you’re unsure which term to use, look for existing terminology
  • Never create a new term when an existing one is available to you.
  • Be extremely cautious when using jargon words They can confuse new users and cause problems with internationalization.


The below terms are used as a proper noun (name) for a specific role or entity. Please capitalize on the following terms in the documentation and in the app
Example: GrimoireLab is a CHAOSS toolset for software development analytics.
  • Augur
  • Cregit
  • CHAOSScon
  • CHAOSScast
  • CHAOSSweekly
  • CHAOSSblog
  • CHAOSStube
  • Google Summer of Code
  • Google Season of Docs
  • GrimoireLab
  • Outreachy
The below words are used a lot in common language and don't need to be capitalized all the time, but when referring specifically within the documentation it is like a proper name, so it can be capitalized to better communicate what you mean.
Example: CHAOSS metrics are sorted into Focus Areas.
  • Code of Conduct
  • Common Metric
  • Contributor
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Evolution
  • Focus Area
  • Governance Board
  • Mentors
  • Mentee
  • Metric
  • Metric Release
  • Open Source Community Health
  • Organization Administrators
  • Risk
  • Value
  • Working Groups


You may find the words written within the documentation, website, or Github repositories in the abbreviated form. Below are the words with their full forms:
  • CHAOSS - Community Health Analytics Open Source Software
  • WG - Working Group
  • D&I - Diversity and Inclusion
  • GB - Governance Board
  • CoC - Code of Conduct
  • GSoC - Google Summer of Code
  • GSoD - Google Season of Docs
  • LF - The Linux Foundation