One of my major preoccupations is evaluating open source software (OSS) and the projects that develop OSS.  For my Fulbright project, I settled on a rough and ready set of evaluation criteria, but some circumstances demand more rigor.  Picking the wrong development framework or library, for example, could fatally wound an OSS development project.To help me and hopefully the Libraries, Archives, and Museum community as a whole) get a better handle on OSS evaluation methods, I wrote a small grant application to the University of Illinois Library’s Research and Publication Committee.

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