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Month: January 2009

Five rules to make your open source more open

[I’ve noticed that a sure way to get people to look at stuff (as measured by, say, digg) is to include a number. So I did. Five. ] Over at Bibliographic Wilderness, Jonathan Rothkind has a great followup to an ongoing discussion on the Blacklight list called How to build shared open source in which he tackles some of the differences between open-sourcing your code (a legal and distribution issue) and actually making it so someone else can usefully contribute to your code. The project I’m spending most of my time on right now, VUFind, is a great piece of…

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