Open Source Biblical Studies
(follow up) ::
There has been an encouraging response already to talk of open source biblical studies: comments to my post below
by James Tauber, AKMA, and Peter Kirby, (my post responded to AKMA's "Prior Art
") and a post by Mark G "Sansblogue on Open Source Online Biblical Studies
". Maybe, at last, this is an approach that's ready to fly!
Mark asks that: "Tim (and perhaps AKMA too?) hone precisely what the goal(s) are here
". For me the goals would be:
- to identify projects that are underway
- to identify what they need to really take off
- to see if there are possibilities to rationalise, share or collaborate so that efforts are less dispersed
- perhaps begin to identify priorities
- and so, by focusing, to try to get some worthwhile projects really moving
At the very least to publicise what is being proposed/tried so that others do not try inventing triangular wheels like the one I have been developing since 1992...
I think that AKMA identifies the biggest problem we all face: time (or the money to pay for it), but I also think that this problem is compounded by having so many projects that (whether we intend it or not) compete for time, money and energy...