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Open Source Contribution Standard

Mar 07, 2008, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Well why not? I was thinking about the Contribution Pack and it got me thinking further, would there be any benefit to having a standard similar to iso9000, only must less rigid and feature rich. Why not setup a small organisation that looks at the documentation available to volunteers or communities and awards the open source project a compliance standard. What does it mean for the project? Well it means that people who want to contribute should be able to expect the same level of documentation on procedures that they get from another approved project.

"Now I know what you're thinking. This sounds like it's going to bring in a heck of a lot of red tape. I believe not so. As with some companies and iso9000, this is something which should be done already..."

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