[open-humanities] OpenLiterature v1.0 - let's do a reboot!

John Levin john at anterotesis.com
Sun Feb 15 15:10:13 UTC 2015

Hi all,

Regret I have very limited time - and am out of the UK - at the moment. 
In any case it seems that the work to be done is mainly technical, 
coding, at this point. Once Textus is up and running, then the 
non-techie humanists can get stuck in, putting up texts etc.

A couple of side-matters:
1: Is this the OL twitter account? https://twitter.com/OpenLiterature Is 
anyone looking after it?
2: I have cleared spam and pending spam from the OL & Open Hums 
wordpress sites.
3: Fixed the links in this post:
which were directing to Open Shakespeare & 404ing.



On 15/02/2015 14:39, Rufus Pollock wrote:
> Hi All,
> I wanted to restart the conversation on getting OpenLiterature v1.0
> launched. In terms of key steps:
> 1. Identify the minimal viable product for OpenLiterature.net
> This also relates to minimal viable "Textus" platform to power this (for
> background and slide deck see http://okfnlabs.org/textus/). At present
> the key things would be finishing the viewer JS lib (we are 80% there)
> and integrating this into the wordpress site.
> Requirement: a discussion on this list
> We already have an issue list
> <https://github.com/okfn/openliterature.net/issues> that could be useful
> 2. Estimate work and skills needed
> My guess is we are talking about 3-6 person weeks here to get to MVP -
> though we would need to properly estimate.
> 3. Recruit team
> Anticipate roles like:
> - Product Owner
> - Cat herder (scrum master)
> - Site Editor
> - Designer
> - Frontend JS (viewer)
> - Wordpress Plugin write (PHP)
> Probably work asynchronously around a series of sprints (e.g. a few
> weekend or Saturday sprints)
> Who's interested? In particular, who would be interested in coordinating
> the initial phase of getting us all moving again?
> Rufus

John Levin

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