An Open Source “Playbook”: Considerations When Sharing Your Code

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Location: 

Harvard IT Summit
See also: IT Summit

Taking a software project open source is a complex process. Issues ranging from “What license should I use?” to “How do we create an engaged user community?” need to be addressed. Taking lessons learned from open sourcing several products, the Harvard Catalyst Informatics team has created an open source “playbook” to help other teams navigate the process. This discussion will include, among other topics: infrastructure considerations, quality of the distributed code, and support.

Joanna Brownstein, Director of Clinical Research Informatics, Harvard Catalyst, Harvard Medical School

Bill Simons, Director of Engineering and Technology, Harvard Catalyst, Harvard Medical School

Carolyn Fu, Project Manager, Harvard Catalyst, Harvard Medical School

Thomas Naughton, Quality Assurance Engineer, Harvard Catalyst, Harvard Medical School

David Walend, Software Engineer, Harvard Catalyst, Harvard Medical School

 Slides available on GitHub