[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Dries points to a common pattern: From innovation to bespoke systems to products to commoditization. Proprietary software tends to stop at the products stage; it’s hard to become a commodity because proprietary software is too expensive. Open source Joomla recently hired some developers to work on their core software, which has led some of the contributors to back off. Why should they contribute their time if Joomla is paying some folks?

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Figure 1 - workflow process employed to assist LMS selection This model of accountability and cost frameworks and all of that will solve all the problems that the current system has. Here''s a model (Figure 1) of a workflow-processed employee to assist LMS selection.