OpenWetWare:Respond to NSF

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High Level Comments from NSF

  1. Wants to see a 3-year plan (willing to hear case for 5 years, w/ evaluation point at EOY3)
  2. Wants to see money spent on actual stuff (e.g., code) not project management
    • Jasonk 19:16, 16 January 2007 (EST):What are the chances we can convince them a community developer (the position we outlined for the NIH $) is doing 'stuff'? This is not project management (e.g. not dealing with funding, strategic decisions, etc), but rather a person supporting the growth of various communities on OWW - communities that in the end will do more "stuff" then a couple paid programmers could ever do. Also, those communities will be persistent when the grant money ends in 3 years, while the programmers won't.

What user types should OWW target for focused development support? What are the needs of these communities?

  1. Individual researcher
  2. Research lab
  3. Research community
  4. Educator
  5. Journal
  6. Organization
  7. Other?

How should OWW best leverage existing software development efforts?

  1. MediaWiki
  2. Jot/Google
  3. Apple OS Next (e.g., an OS with a built-in wiki)
  4. Other?

What should be the relationship between OWW and publishers?

  1. None
  2. Sell-out
  3. Destroy
  4. Creative partnership
  5. Other?