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Announcing the Community-Agile project July 9, 2008

Posted by Ian Clatworthy in Collaboration, Open Source, Software Engineering.

I’m pleased to announce a new project that aims to extend Agile software development with successful practices used in the Open Source community. The goal is to create and support a process framework that teams and communities, both open source and commercial, can download and customize to meet their needs.

To start the ball rolling, I’m pleased to announce the Manifesto for Community-Agile Software Guidance. Anyone can sign this – simply go to the page and add a comment indicating that you agree! More importantly, a paper explaining the values, principles and practices is available in numerous formats including html and pdf. (I was planning to present this paper at OSCON 2008 but unfortunately can’t travel at this time.)

To get involved, visit https://launchpad.net/~community-agile and join the team!



1. Leo - July 10, 2008

I guess there’s an error with the link of “high level conceptual views” on the html and pdf versions, should I file a bug on launchpad? 🙂

Anyway, your document it’s great! I’m sure that this can spread the way that things are done on free software communities to other fields, a lot of closed-source developers might begin thinking about opening their processes.

2. Ian Clatworthy - July 10, 2008

Oops! Fixed now. Thanks!

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Thank you

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