||Mitbegründer von BlueOxen, Mitentwickler des PurpleWiki, Autor von Artikeln zu OpenSource, OnlineCommunity und Zusammenarbeit im Internet.
With this in mind, these are the steps for improving collaborative tools:
- Be people-centric. This applies both to how we design our tools, and how we market them.
- Be willing to collaborate. We all belong to a community of like-minded tool developers, whether or not we are aware of it. Working together will both strengthen this community and improve our tools.
- Create shared language. Our tools share more similarities than we may think. Conversing with our fellow tool builders will help reveal those similarities; creating a shared language will make those similarities apparent to all. As a shared language evolves, a shared conceptual framework for collaborative tools will emerge, revealing opportunities for improving the interoperability of our tools.
- Keep improving. Improvement is an ongoing process. Introducing new efficiencies will change the way we collaborate, which in turn will create new opportunities to improve our tools.