NASA Open Source Paper

Based on the proceedings at the Open Source Summit in April 2011, NASA wanted the participant input turned into something that could reach beyond the two day event and provide substantive documentation that would be beneficial to NASA as well as other agencies.

The volume and diversity of the input proved quite a challenge to summarize as it came in several forms including issues proposed in UserVoice, solutions documenting the results of small group discussions in Google Docs, and chats that occurred during livestreamed videos.

The result is intended to be a complete and compelling perspective on how NASA should continue to move towards adopting open source, collaborative development as the norm when they create software.


31 January 2012

First draft complete!

I finally completed the first draft of the NASA Open Source Development paper today. It is much longer and more in depth than I would have expected. Nonetheless, it is now off to Deb Bryant and NASA for editing.

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