[CBT] Open Source + Open Culture + Open Data

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at mozillausa.org
Mon Jun 10 13:36:20 PDT 2013

Thats great news! I'm on the team of organizers for the Community
Leadership Summit! :) If any other Mozilla folks will be up for OSCON
they should totally come to CLS.

On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Janet Swisher <jswisher at mozilla.com> wrote:
> I'm planning to attend the Community Leadership Summit in Portland, July
> 20-21 (the weekend before OSCON): http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/
> I'd be happy to put the word out that we're looking for collaboration
> partners to define such a framework.
> Carla, please count me in for a synchronous discussion.
> --Janet
> On 6/10/13 1:11 PM, Carla Casilli wrote:
> David's comment gets a big plus one from me. Building on this example let's
> imagine what this might look like in practice. Here's an etherpad where we
> can begin the framework. There we can add the following content:
> Create a list of orgs/projects that are aligned with our mission or who have
> similar efforts that correspond with our own.
> Gather contacts at these locations who could contribute to building a badge
> ecosystem that works across orgs/projects
> Rough out possible badges
> Sound interesting? Your assistance is invaluable: please help. And let's
> find time to discuss synchronously. Thanks!
> Carla
> ________________________________
> From: "David Boswell" <dboswell at mozilla.com>
> To: community-building at mozilla.org
> Sent: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 11:33:42 AM
> Subject: Re: [CBT] Open Source + Open Culture + Open Data
> I agree that what we're doing to increase community building capacity inside
> Mozilla can be relevant outside of Mozilla.
> I also think that at some point we may want to create partnerships with
> other open projects so that we can learn from each other and get connected
> with potential contributors who are already familiar with general open
> source practices.
> Luke and I were just talking about this on Monday -- he is active in Code
> for America and Wordpress projects and runs into people who are aligned with
> our mission and would probably be interested in contributing to Mozilla.
> One great idea he had was could we create badges that encouraged people to
> contribute to more projects -- for instance, a badge you could get for
> committing to both Mozilla repos and a partner community repo.
> David
> ________________________________
>> Yes, I think what we do can be generalized, as other open source
>> folks have done in work like The Open Source Way (
>> https://www.theopensourceway.org ) or The Art of Community (
>> http://www.artofcommunityonline.org/ ). The tricky bit is figuring
>> out where to draw the line between "this works for us" and "this
>> always works this way".
>> On 6/4/13 5:27 PM, Brian King wrote:
>> Hi Builders,
>> Passing this on in case any of you are interested in helping out or
>> have ideas on how Mozilla can help in general.
>> It raises an interesting issue. How much of what we do to build
>> community is portable to other organisations / projects? Sure, we
>> have tools such as Bugzilla but right now all of the other work we
>> do is not so easily packaged. Can it even be presented in such a way
>> to set other communities up for success or is there some magic that
>> only works for Mozilla?
>> - Brian
>> On 3. 06. 13 16:16, Breandán Knowlton wrote:
>> Hi there //
>> Chris Mills (at Opera) and then Robert Nyman told me that I might
>> want
>> to get in touch with you guys. I work on a fairly big digital
>> cultural
>> heritage project called Europeana; we're trying to aggregate the
>> catalog
>> records of all the museums, archives and libraries in Europe and make
>> digitised objects from these collections available through a single
>> API.
>> It depends on a lot of data and web standards work, and the goal is
>> democratisation of access to culture. The project is ambitious, but
>> we're starting to make some progress.
>> I'd love to chat with you about building a community around this
>> idea.
>> While we're chugging away at our work, and anyone is welcome to
>> download
>> our metadata standards
>> ( http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/edm-documentation ), code
>> ( http://europeanalabs.eu/browser ) or data
>> ( http://pro.europeana.eu/datasets ), what I'd like to do is
>> transition
>> the project into something that feels like more a part of the F/OSS
>> community. We're doing this work mostly supported by public grants,
>> and
>> we're working for what we see as a public good, but we'd like to
>> spread
>> out the contributions to make it easier to fork and patch our code.
>> We're working on projects relating to metadata extraction, to OCR, to
>> geospatial and temporal enrichment, to entity extraction, to metadata
>> mapping and to semanticaly-rich linked open data. All of these bits
>> of
>> our project might be of more general interest, and we think that we'd
>> have useful things to offer the developer community. We understand
>> that
>> there's more to creating a true F/OSS community than just moving a
>> repository to GitHub.
>> I thought that we might try to do a joint project with Mozilla, since
>> you guys are quite good at this, and share some of our goals. We
>> might,
>> for example, apply for a grant together to cover the time it would
>> take
>> to transition this project from simply having open source code into
>> something that would be widely known and used and adopted. Or we
>> might
>> find better ways to fit what we're doing into the community
>> structures
>> created by Mozilla.
>> Is this something that we might discuss? Crazy idea?
>> Let me know if you'd be available for a chat to discuss further.
>> Best regards,
>> // Breandán
>> --
>> Breandán Knowlton
>> Chief Product Officer
>> Europeana Foundation
>> europeana.eu <http://europeana.eu>
>> Phone: +31 (0)70 31 40 971
>> Mobile: +31 (0)63 168 0202
>> Email: b at breandan.org <mailto:b at breandan.org>
>> Skype: brendan.knowlton
>> Twitter: @bfk
>> *Europeana makes our culture available for all to explore, learn from
>> and re-use – learn how at**#AllezCulture <http://bit.ly/17mnbL7> *
> --
> Janet Swisher
> Mozilla Developer Network
> Developer Engagement Community Organizer
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