Re: [SciPy-dev] [Slightly OT] Karl Fogel's “Producing Open Source Software”

David M. Cooke cookedm at physics.mcmaster.ca
Mon Jan 9 06:36:14 CST 2006


On Jan 8, 2006, at 11:50 , Fernando Perez wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> a few months ago, Robert Kern recommended this book:
>
> Producing Open Source Software
> How to Run a Successful Free Software Project
> By Karl Fogel
> http://producingoss.com/
>
> and I've found it to be a very useful collection of tips and ideas  
> regarding
> the running of an OSS project.  A groklaw.net review came out today
>
> http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20060105010817642
>
> which made me think this might be of interest to some in our  
> group.  While I
> think that scipy in general is running great, there are many good  
> ideas in
> that book in terms of things to keep in mind to make the  
> environment around a
> project operate better.

Is there anything in particular you'd suggest? I've had a quick look  
before, and the thing that stuck to me was code review. I think  
something like a checkins list would help cover that. I'd also like  
an RSS feed of checkins, b/c I check those a lot :). I think there's  
a plugin for Trac (0.9 at least) that'll do that...

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