Mozilla wiki - collaborative Firefox creation
By Murray Bourne, 29 Nov 2006
There are many examples of collaborative development using wikis.
I came across Mozilla Wiki just now where the development of Firefox 2 is being tracked.
I was struck by 13 downloads per second of Firefox 2 in the 31-Oct meeting notes:
Firefox 2 Post Mortem
- the press has been very positive (schrep: and people seem to dig the nature of this release, which isn't about shoving more in the box, but about keeping true to the slim & trim nature of Firefox)
- smooth release
- download numbers show maintained level of interest (average download rate is 13/s, peak of 30/s) across the world
Can our current students learn to collaborate like this when on the job? Or should we be teaching digital collaboration skills in school?
See the 2 Comments below.
3 Dec 2006 at 8:47 am [Comment permalink]
Thanks Vinod. I was using Writely before it was bought over by Google and renamed "Google Docs". (I mentioned it in Exam Writer, where I was talking about using a digital tool for exam purposes.)
There are a lot of interesting possibilities with such collaborative tools. These days, it is more about content creation by learners, rather than passively receiving content.
3 Dec 2006 at 1:45 am [Comment permalink]
hey, have you seen this? http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html