The remit of the Taskforce is to establish a set of standards based on current best practices and recognised industry accreditations in a form which fits Open Source companies. These will cover areas traditionally associated with professional standards, such as quality control and Project management.
Heading up the Taskforce, Alex Hudson said, “the hallmark of Open Source is the collaborative development method, and the members of the Open Source Consortium will be working together in a similar fashion. These standards will ensure that although our working methods are novel, our output will be recognisably and measurably excellent, and we will prove that using methods the industry already accepts. Quality and professionalism remains the corner stone of our product, and this work will show how that is achievable in the Open Source world, and how we can equal or better the quality of our competitors.”