UTA Open Source Case Study

Michael Doran of The University of Texas at Arlington presented a session at LITA concerning the process of creating, releasing and licensing open source software. A few things to keep in mind:

  • Make it easy to install.
  • Provide documentation, an FAQ, a demo, screen shots and downloads on a web site.
  • Market use web sites, discussion lists, conferences, and articles.
  • The better the documentation, the less support is needed.
  • Focus on enhancements your library needs.
  • If you used your employer’s resources, chances are good that they own the copyright.

I’m hoping his presentation will be available soon on his website.

[from LITA Blog]

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