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Re: The future of SIELibre and SchoolTool


Hi Rick,Thanks for your response, we built a national education project  with SchoolTool and other Open sourced software (KA-lite, rapidSMS, etc) to solve the data availability, visibility, and accessibility problems and just layered the infrastructure with learning contents for school community using KA-lite, we did not establish developers base but was hoping that we could do that when the project has approval for scale up, however, other difficulties has prolonged the process of mainstreaming the project, which we hope would be overcome soon.
Good thinking exposing the code on github etc, let's hope we will get some good people taking over the maintenance, before we get project sponsors ready to pay for continuous code maintenance. 


    On Monday, October 24, 2016 5:21 PM, Rick Bychowski <rick.bychowski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 Hi David,

We are in the same situation. I am not a Zope developer. I have basic
programming skills, though not enough to lead a project like SchoolTool.
We installed SchoolTool at our K-8 school, and I was hoping to deploy it
with the "next big release", which of course hasn't happened.

I really like SchoolTool and I'd like it to continue. Personally I am
more comfortable with git/Github than bzr/Launchpad. My idea is that a
Github migration would expose the codebase to more Python/Zope
developers and raise awareness of the opportunities.

- Rick Bychowski

On 10/23/2016 05:08 AM, David Ally wrote:
> Hi Rick,
> Please if there is anything I can do to help when you start work on the
> SchoolTool. We are using the application in a project here that has a
> lot of potential for scale up, but we do not have any developer to
> support the application for now, I hope we may be able to get a
> developer to support later.
> Please it would be great if we can get somebody to take up the
> maintenance of this important application, so I look forward to hear
> from you on this.
> Regards!
> David
> On Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:25 PM, Rick Bychowski
> <rick.bychowski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 10/17/2016 07:35 AM, Tom Hoffman wrote:
>> To be clear, Douglas and I would be happy to see Ark or anybody else
>> take on continuing to support or develop SchoolTool.  We definitely have
>> no proprietary feelings toward the project.  On the other hand, we don’t
>> feel like getting directly involved at this point in time.  It is time
>> for us to move on, or at least take an extended break.  As has always
>> been the case, the main limiting factor for new people considering
>> stepping in is the complexity of SchoolTool and its foundation in the
>> Zope framework.
> Tom,
> Thanks for the update. Would you (or Ark) consider migrating the code
> base and documentation to Github or BitBucket?
> - Rick Bychowski
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