Welcome to the OSS Watch wiki for open source software development in UK Higher and Further Education.
Materials on this wiki are continually in-development, we therefore welcome your input. If you are after materials that have passed through our vigorous quality control process you should visit our main website.
The pages in this wiki are notes on software development practices as they relate to funded research and development within UK higher and further education. These materials are aimed at management and technical staff within these projects. Although we have a UK focus, much of the information here is also of relevance to funded projects in educational organisations outside of the UK.
These documents are "in development", we welcome your input either directly to the wiki or via our community-development mailing list. If you wish to write to this wiki, please e-mail email@example.com
FrequentlyAskedQuestions - Some common questions that OSS Watch handle
GetOSSWatchFundingAdvice - what can OSS Watch do for your project during the bid writing phase
HowTo ... - a set of documents describing how to perform specific actions relating to open source projects
OpenSourceDevelopment - from user requirements to publication and/or release
CommunityDevelopment - addressing community development and management techniques
CommunityTools - discussion of tools useful in community led projects
EngagingWithOpenSource - best practice for engaging with open source
ProjectManagement - tips for managing a community led project
ProcuringOpenSource - tips on how to evaluate open source during procurement
Institutional and Departmental OpenSourcePolicies
Other potential starting points
JISCProjectsFAQ - commonly asked questions by from JISC funded projects