Forum .LRN Q&A: Response to dotLRN Governance

Posted by Janine Ohmer on
I think that the Technical dotLRN website (bug tracker, download, developer docs, etc) should be a subsite of the new site. This is not because I don't think OpenForce should run it; AFAIK they host the site so there is no reason why they couldn't continue to admin the dotLRN site from there. I feel this way for a few reasons:

  • It will be easier for newbies if everything techie is in one place.
  • It will show that we are a community that works together; it would not go over well with potential adopters of dotLRN if they see that it is based on multiple pieces of code which live in different places. It would look like the communities didn't get along, and that might scare some folks away.

    and the most important reason of all...

  • The projects all depend on volunteer time, and we need to be sensitive to using that time wisely. Those who are working only on OpenACS can ignore the dotLRN stuff entirely, but those who are working on both need access to both sites, both bug trackers, etc. IMHO it will be a real nuisance if they are in two places.