What is "Open Language"?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Oct 28 21:04:28 EDT 2015

David Bovill wrote:

 > I worry more about the speed of adoption of community engagement -
 > it's getting better, but I'd like to see (and contribute to more)
 > open source library, and documentation efforts.

It's been a slow start, but things are beginning to take shape.

We identified early on that the best work is done in small teams, and 
ideally each community team would have a main contact within the company 
to keep things moving.

We've begun to put together teams for documentation, translation, and 
educational outreach, and soon (fingers crossed) we'll have a section at 
the web site devoted to these teams, giving credit where generously due 
for contributors and team leaders alike along with links to the relevant 
collections of materials and/or forum sections for ongoing discussions 
related to the team's work.

Internally, the company has restructured some of the their roles so 
they're now better able to support such teams.

And you may have noticed the great job Peter Brett has been doing here 
and elsewhere as the main community support leader within the company. 
He's one of their newer hires, having been brought on board just a 
little over a year ago, but he was hired not only for his Linux 
expertise but also his deep understanding of and passion for open source 

Beyond those activities, there's been a lot of great open source 
libraries and tools coming up in the community.  In my last Global Jam 
talk I outlined four of those, and sent links to Peter to be included in 
his next weekly community update.  Some really nice work being done with 
JSON, a graphing/materials management app, and more.

If any of you want to lend a hand with any of the initiatives we have 
going, or want to start a new one, or just bring some attention to a 
cool open source project you're doing in LiveCode, drop a note to me or 
Peter and we'll do what we can to help it along.

  Richard Gaskin
  LiveCode Community Manager
  richard at livecode.org

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