Author Archives: Scott Wilson

About Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is the Service Manager at OSS Watch

How to write better commit messages

Commit messages are an important part of how software is developed, debugged and maintained, and when done badly can become an unnecessary barrier to collaboration in open source projects. Bad commit messages make it harder to figure out where problems have been introduced, especially for newcomers to a project. The worst-case scenario for anyone trying … Read more

OSS Watch at ALT-C next week

I’ll be at ALT-C next Tuesday to  talk about Open Source Options for Education as part of the “OERs and OSSs” session in the morning. I’ll also be around for the rest of the day so feel free to collar me for a chat about anything OSS-related! Here’s the session details to whet your appetite: Levelling … Read more

What’s happening to OSS Watch?

As some of you may have noticed, Jisc is no longer funding innovation support centres in quite the same way that it used to, and we issued our obligatory somewhat vague press release. Well, we’re still finalising our business model, and we’ll probably still be finalising it for several years to come 🙂 However, what … Read more