Linux.com - https://www.linux.com/news/how-measure-impact-your-open-source-project-0
Conventional metrics of open source projects lack the power to predict their impact. The bad news is, there is no significant correlation between open source activity metrics and project impact. The good news? There are paths forward.
Let’s start with some questions: How do you measure the impact of your open source project? What value does your project provide to other projects? How is your project important within an open source ecosystem? Can you predict your project’s impact using open source metrics that you can follow day to day?