Summer round-up

We’ve decided to change the way we publish our newsletter, so instead of having a separate site over at http://newsletter.oss-watch.ac.uk, from now on we’ll be posting a monthly round-up of our activities on this blog.  If you’re only interested in these round-ups, you can subscribe to the feed for the Newsletter category.  We’ll still be publishing event reports, analysis and opinion pieces on this blog as before.

This month is a bumper edition covering what we’ve been up to over the summer.  With Kuali announcing its move to a company-based governance model, Scott has looked at whether this means the end of “community-source”, and whether its choice of an AGPL license poses a risk of vendor lock-in.

We’ve also continued our work with the VALS project, helping over 60 FOSS organisations submit over 250 project ideas.  The participating universities have now signed up for the programme, and students are submitting their project proposals.

Finally for this month, Mark attended the first AGM of the Research Software Engineers UK group, who are seeking to champion and support software developers working with researchers.