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thexerteproject edited this page Oct 21, 2014 · 22 revisions

The Xerte Project is a meritocratic, consensus-based community project. Anyone with an interest in the project can join the community, contribute to the project design and participate in the decision making process. This wiki describes how that participation takes place and how to set about earning merit within the project community.

Core Mission and Values

The Xerte Project produces free, open-source tools for the production of interactive learning materials. The project emphasises ease-of-use for non-technical users, whilst at the same time providing powerful tools for developers, and providing best in class accessibility. Developments are based on real world use cases identified by the user community. The project fosters a positive, supportive and friendly community of users and developers.

All future development decisions should be based firmly in these values. The community is a meritocracy, reflecting the maturity and stability of the project. The community as a whole makes decisions about the project, and every member of the community has a say.

Useful Resources

The Xerte Community website is managed by and for the user community.

The xerte mailing list is for users.

If you need help, use the xerte list, or the forums on the community website.

The xerte-dev mailing list is where those contributing to the project collaborate in the software's development. Use this list if you want to participate in the wonderful community of people advancing the software.

The xerte-for-teachers list is specifically about how to use xerte in teaching and has an emphasis on pedagogical discussions. This list is not intended to be for technical questions relating to the software.