Cosource Digest: Ratings and Public Profiles

[ Thanks to Norm
for this link. ]

“Cosource.com is a service designed to give you maximum choice
and influence over how open source software is developed to suit
your needs. Part of that service is having the freedom to pick from
among several open source developers and authorities, as well as
providing the opportunity to share expenses with other

But how do you make the right choice when deciding whether
to commit funds to a given Developer’s proposal if you don’t know
anything about that person’s track-record? If you are a Developer,
how do you evaluate an Authority candidate’s skills and

“To solve these and other problems, you have methods available
to help you make better decisions about committing to proposals,
naming Authorities and all other facets of using the service. These
resources are called Member Public Profiling and Ratings, and
here’s how they work….”