Posts Tagged ‘data lock-in’
Last Friday some workmates from LibreSoft and I were in the Open Forges Summit, we couldn’t be there more than a couple of hours because we returned the same day but it was really interesting hearing a discussion about the problem of the data lock-in among people from sourceforge, codeplex, fusionforge, berlios and other places.
Some of the problems that came up in the discussion are summed up by Eric S. Raymond in this recommended blog entry “Three Systemic Problems with Open-Source Hosting Sites“, IMHO these should be the target for the next years in FLOSS forges, but at the end forges are an agregation of useful tools and some of them are now toooo big for being flexible. Maybe it wouldn’t be that bad to stop and re-think the workflow to give them a social approach and get its data distributed (and even standardized)
This Friday I’ll be in the Open Forges summit held alongside the Open World Forum in Paris, the main topic of the meeting is to find a way to foster the development and interoperability between forges to avoid data lock-in.
I hope I can meet there people from the planetforge community and many more persons interested on forges. After a couple of weeks off I’ll try to make the most of this meeting to get motivation to resume during October our contribution for fusionforge where we want to build a metrics plugin, we had a few personal issues that delayed the work but now we are giving rhythm again to the development.