Inspiration for 2i2c’s practices#
The Team Compass#
This team-compass is inspired by the team compass repositories used across the Jupyter ecosystem. For example:
In addition, it is inspired by several open company handbooks from companies and organizations dedicated to transparency. In particular:
These are organizations that have influenced the structure and practices of 2i2c (both as organizations to emulate, as well as avoid emulating).
Organizational structure / culture#
Open core / SaaS inspiration#
Interesting SaaS with an open-core offering.
Discourse - offers an open source hosted community forum application. They do a good job of walking the line between community values and sustainability (e.g., see the discourse about page
RStudio - creator of the popular RStudio IDE for the R programming language. RStudio is a B-corporation that does an excellent job of cultivating an open and inclusive community around its products and open source ecosystem.
For-profit companies with interesting histories that we should avoid becoming.
Wikia / Fandom - similar to the Wikimedia Foundation but a for-profit company offering wiki hosting that is ad supported / paid.
Reddit - used to be open source code / infrastructure before it was acquired by Conde Nast!
Ithaka - is a non-profit organizations that provides scholarly services for the academic community.
Internet2 - provides a variety of infrastructure and technical services to the academic community. Their technical expertise has shifted over the years but they’ve done a great job of remaining relevant and useful partners.
Here are a few excellent guides for writing good documentation: