Incubation & FARM
The development of an incubation process
The development of an incubation process - providing scaffolding for the formation of new projects and communities of interest through their critical formative stages - was an early objective for the Apereo Foundation. Documentation detailing the Apereo incubation process is available from this website. The process was approved by the Apereo Board in August 2013.
The process places great emphasis on effective mentoring processes for new projects, software communities and communities of interest. If you are interested in becoming an incubation mentor, please contact ian.dolphin[at]apereo.org. The program includes a number of training opportunities for mentors, arranged with OSSWatch at the University of Oxford. Please consider participating.
If you’re an Apereo incubating project, please use one of these Apereo Incubating logos on your web site.
Most recent information on the Apereo project incubation process.
Framework for forming an Apereo Community of Interest. Updated May 2015.
Apereo FARM (Funding And Resource Management) is a toolkit to support and encourage the use of shared resources to enhance existing Apereo projects.
FARM is designed as a toolkit for community use. It is a guide to gathering resource around projects that provide enhancements to existing community supported products, and a means of raising the visibility of enhancement proposals, projects and activities. FARM also includes a directory of contacts from other Apereo initiatives.
FARM provides support for the launch and implementation of community projects to improve Apereo software by:
- Making enhancement projects visible
- Soliciting feedback
- Identifying and connecting stakeholders with common interests
- Cataloging processes and templates to create efficiencies
- Coordinating mechanisms for funding and development.