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9th
Feb 2016
adam
@esetera
Feb 09 2016 21:41
howsit
anyone alive here? :)
so, i have a question for the Open Source Design peoples...
I'm just starting to develop a new project. It is founded in open source licenses and principles of sharing, transparency etc
Andrew Stoker
@AStoker
Feb 09 2016 21:44
It is pretty dead here :)
adam
@esetera
Feb 09 2016 21:44
ah. howdy :)
its a pity
i thought it to be a good initiative, is a shame if it died so early
Andrew Stoker
@AStoker
Feb 09 2016 21:45
Truly. I'm active on a few other gitter pages, so I saw this pop right up.
I think people are still kind of interested, but not sure how to actually contribute/ask for help
adam
@esetera
Feb 09 2016 21:45
so, who started this and who is still involved?
because i have a proposition
Andrew Stoker
@AStoker
Feb 09 2016 21:46
I first heard of this from a talk at ConvergeSE. Who is still involved, I don't know. The concept of Open Source is that everyone is involved. I just don't think as of right now there's a popular open source community for this
Well shoot out your proposition, maybe we can get something moving
adam
@esetera
Feb 09 2016 21:46
so.... I think Open Source culture is pretty much not tooled for the development of good user facing products
it is a tech-centric development methodology-culture, essentially
so anyways...i want to change that in my own project (which uses open source licences)
i think the question is not 'how can designers particpate'..i think the question is 'how do we set the right culture from the beginning'
one where all contribs are contribs and valued equally
we need the right tools, processes, language...the whole shooboodle
and i'm prepared to put resources behind it to make it happen
what i want to know, is how to start it off on the right foot and get designers in from the beginning (we are only just 4 months old)
so i'd be keen to talk to anyone that would like to be part of creating amore diverse culture for the development of fantastic open source products (as opposed to infratruture)
Andrew Stoker
@AStoker
Feb 09 2016 21:49
So you're talking about putting resources out ahead of time to develop good ui components in an open source community (a community that has good ui components here and there, but mostly not)
adam
@esetera
Feb 09 2016 21:50
im talking about wanting to work with people that want to develop an inclusive, diverse culture for making products that are open source
so, if anyone wants to be discuss this they can email me - adam@coko.foundation