Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of MissionStatement


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Jan 6, 2010, 1:27:28 PM (9 years ago)
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     1== Mission Statement ==
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    3 == Mission ==
     3Commercial web services like Facebook, Flickr and Youtube provide a convenient way for people to share rich media across the planet, but sometimes housemates or family members just want to share information within their own home.
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    5 Design and implement a software system for home media, social software and automation which can be interacted with via a simple, usable and attractive web interface which exploits emerging web standards.
     5Desktop home networking solutions exist which provide basic private file sharing within the home, but nothing which resembles the rich experience provided on the web and can be accessed from outside the home from any web-connected device.
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    7 == Opportunities ==
     7Emerging standards for multimedia and the rapidly shrinking price of super-fast wireless home networking and huge capacity storage devices mean a home server could provide an even richer experience than services currently available in the cloud, with a higher capacity and more privacy.
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    9 Enable people to manage their own household information and aggregate information from the Internet using a system which is fully under their own control, can be accessed remotely over the Internet, is enjoyable to use and is a flagship for open web standards.
     9The mission of the Webian Home Server project is to design and implement a software system for home media, social software and automation which can be interacted with via a simple, usable and attractive web interface and exploits these emerging web standards.
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    11 == Areas of collaboration ==
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    13  * User stories
    14  * User interface
    15  * Architecture
    16  * Data model
    17  * Business logic
    18  * Tests
    19  * Documentation
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    21 == Skills Required ==
    22  * Interaction & graphical design
    23  * Software architecture design
    24  * Programming in Python,  ECMAScript (and C?)
    25  * Web development in HTML, CSS  SVG, X3D etc.
    26  * Unit testing, integration testing & acceptance testing
    27  * Bug reporting and debugging
    28  * Technical writing
    29  * Translating
    30  * Advocacy
     11The Webian approach to achieving this mission is to build an online community of designers, developers, writers and advocates who share an interest in the vision and are willing to build the software openly, in public and share the finished product with the world, for free!