Mobilizing the power of community to build Open Source infrastructure
Coders, user experience designers, platform service providers and publishers are coming together with Coko to develop solutions to the thorniest of publishing problems — from seamless web-based, end-to-end, authoring, editing and workflow systems to tools that manage critical file conversion tasks. By bringing together a robust and diverse ecosystem of tool-builders and platform experts, we ensure needed depth and breadth. By making the suite of technologies open and interoperable, we are building for a flexible future that will transform research communications.
What is Community-driven Open Source?
No More Silos
Publishers and developers work together to build and maintain a shared “public utilities” of publishing, rather than relying on proprietary, siloed “black box” systems.
Development is no longer a one way process. By involving users & customers of the technologies in the design and build processes, we are aligning development more closely with their needs.
Reliability, Sustainability and Scale
Open source projects pool expert, cutting edge talent to solve community-wide problems. Shared development = shared responsibility = sustainability and scale for the long term.
Freedom to Focus
Shared open infrastructure frees publishers to focus on areas where they can truly add value — service, author relationships, and branding.
Community-driven = wholly transparent development
All code, documentation, and discussion of Coko projects is shared from the earliest stages, offering the publishing community the ability to participate on many different levels. Follow our work on Mattermost and GitLab.