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February 6, 2017

Book on Open Source Product Development Method Released!

At the beginning of 2016, Coko was in search of a development methodology. There wasn’t one that we thought of as a good fit, so we invented our own! Originally called Collaborative Product Development, we renamed it to the Cabbage Tree Method (CTM).

The Cab­bage Tree Method (CTM, for short) is a new way to cre­ate open source soft­ware prod­ucts. With CTM, the peo­ple who will use the soft­ware drive its de­sign and de­vel­op­ment. Consequently, the process ‘bakes in’ cultural change as part of the product design process. 

We have used this method now in several contexts, most notably with the University of California Press and Californian Digital Library to design and build Editoria – a monograph production platform.

Now CTM is tested and documented and the free book is available. Version 0.1 is available here – http://www.cabbagetree.org.

As always, the book and the method are free to use and openly licensed. Please check out CTM, try it out and let other people know!

Post by Adam Hyde