I’m going to write a small guide to building open source communities….so, will use this blog as a scratch pad.
First some links of previous stuff:
Those organisations building platforms on top of PubSweet gather together every 3-4 months for our PubSweet Community Meeting. It started off as Coko, Hindawi and eLife but now we are also joined by the wonderful folks from the European Bioinformatics Institute. The events usually go for 2 da
Open source software that is to succeed in this new world is going to have to be better than anything else. You can’t sell just openness anymore.
If we want open source UX to improve, we have to change the way we’re approaching the problem. Learn how the itch-to-scratch model works if we’re consistent in how we apply it.
Open source has been amazingly good at solving two sets of issues: 1) infrastructure and 2) developer tools. This is because those developers and users are basically the same people—the developer is an “insider” to the problem, understands it well, and is motivated to solve it.
Oh my gawd….didn’t think there would be so much of my own stuff to re-read first! eeek!