Open Source Census

Let’s heed the call for an open source census with the open source discovery tool.

We’ve long been maintaining that open source technologies are in wide—and often unrecognized—use in many organizations. Now we have an initiative and a tool to help demonstrate that claim with real numbers.

I’ve submitted requests for the OSS Discovery tool to establish fingerprints to discover three open source technologies I’m involved with, Drupal, Sakai and Kuali, and I’ll call on those communities to help make sure those fingerprints become a part of the tool.

Open source technology solution providers and institutions implementing open source might also consider making a formal OSS discovery part of their readiness evaluation.

Comment/vote/collaborate on my tickets for the following fingerprints:

Posted by Nate Angell

Wandering IQ. Raised by wolves. Friend to cheese. Working to bend the arc of justice. Learn more about my professional and educational history on LinkedIn and on this blog, or if you really want to get to know me, follow me on Twitter.

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