Frequently Asked Questions - Open Source Development Process
DuraSpace's role is to provide leadership to ensure the health of the processes that support our open source projects modeled on the Apache Software process as a best practice. Developing open-source software with a community-based process requires dedicated effort by both developers and users. The DuraSpace organization provides coordination, tools and services for community contributors who are working for institutions that are committed to collaboration towards shared benefits for all.
Open source projects give direct access to the code used to produce the software. This permits adopters - or third parties with whom they contract - to audit, rebuild, extend, and support the software without a direct dependency on the original authors, or any specific organization. In most cases this results in an ecosystem around the project which creates a robust solution.