This task force submitted recommendations on 6/29/15. Please contact Ted Lawless if you have questions.
Final report of the task force is available here: Final Report
Many VIVO community members have developed applications and tools to support their VIVO implementations but these are not organized with the distribution of VIVO or clearly identified from project documentation and websites. Other open source projects have documented guidelines and instructions for both developers contributing software and for adopters. This task force will create a three to five page white paper recommending guidelines for accepting, distributing, and using contributed software within the VIVO community.
recommend a philosophy or motivation statement for the importance of contributed software to the community
identify types of contributions e.g. ingest scripts, documented deploy.properties, Vagrant config, etc
identify other successful communities and their guidelines for contributing.
- outline a process for moving contributed software from a local project to a community supported and developed project
A three to five page white paper recommending guidelines for including contributed software in the VIVO core. The paper will include:
clear recommendations for incorporating contributed applications and tools into the VIVO core project
a glossary of definitions identify core concepts and process for the VIVO software development
- an appendix of examples of existing projects that aren’t part of the VIVO core but could potentially meet the criteria for VIVO contributed software.
2015-04-07 - 2015-04-14
Solicit members and schedule first meeting
2015-04-14 - 2015-04-21
Research and discussion related to objectives
2015-04-21 - 2015-05-05
Draft white paper and submit
2015-05-05 - 2015-05-19
Ted Lawless Brown University - Lead
Chris Barnes University of Florida - Co-lead
Paul Friedman Northwestern University
Jim Blake Cornell University
Keith Maull UCAR
- Friday May 8 at 1pm EST via webex.
Distribute proposed charter and solicit participation from community via appropriate mailing list
Announce task force creation and progress on relevant Working Group calls.
Create a page in the VIVO wiki (wiki.duraspace.org), with child pages for agenda, notes, and additional information
Solicit information from the community regarding VIVO contributed software
Agendas and Notes
Solicit agenda items from task force members 3 days before meeting
Prepare agenda and distribute no less than 24 hours before meeting