On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Thomas Krichel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  Patrick Berry writes
> > I'm going to be hacking on CDM6 this summer, so I'm +1 for github and
> will
> > do whatever I can to contribute to a wiki.
>   Well, would it not be better to hack on an open-source competitor
>  for ContentDM, such as Omeka? I hasten to add I have no affilitation
>  with Omeka.
>  Cheers,
>  Thomas Krichel          
>                                               skype: thomaskrichel

It would, but we don't have Omeka and I know that we wont be moving away
from CDM any time soon.  We don't have the people or the infrastructure to
run an open source product* right now.  So, even though my work is on a
closed and proprietary system I think there is still benefit in sharing what
we can to make the system better for our institutions.

I'm not advocating CDM, I just "get" to use it.  For now.

* Open source "products" are often frameworks that allow you to build
exactly what you need.  That's great, as long as you have the builders and
the processes to ensure that what you build is sustainable.  These are not
easy, trivial, or free things.  I say this as somebody that has implemented
two big open source projects on campus (uPortal and CAS) and I loved them