Open source refers to a collaborative and transparent approach to developing and sharing software, methodologies or any intellectual property. It emphasises the free distribution of source code, allowing anyone to view, modify and distribute the software or methodology.
Open-source projects foster a community-driven environment, encouraging collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement.
The contents of the P=ENTS methodology are licensed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license. You are free to use, modify, and distribute the methodology, as long as you appropriately credit the original creator (P=ENTS methodology) and any derivative work is made available under the same, similar or compatible license. For more details, refer to the LICENSE file in our GitHub repository.
Benefits of Open-Source Methodology
The adoption of an open-source methodology, such as P=ENTS, brings several significant benefits:
Collaboration and Co-creation
Open source enables diverse individuals and organisations to collaborate, share ideas and contribute to the methodology's evolution. It harnesses the collective intelligence of a community, allowing for rapid iteration and improvement.
Transparency and Accountability
Open source promotes transparency by providing visibility into the development process, decision-making and code/documentation. It allows community members to hold each other accountable, fostering trust and ensuring ethical practices.
Accessibility and Inclusivity
Open-source methodologies are accessible to a wide range of users without restrictive barriers such as cost or licensing restrictions. This inclusivity encourages participation from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, enriching the community.
Rapid Innovation and Adaptability
Open-source methodologies thrive on innovation, as they encourage experimentation, feedback and iteration. The collaborative nature of open source allows for quick adaptation to emerging challenges and opportunities.
P=ENTS and Open-Source Philosophy
The P=ENTS methodology embraces the open-source philosophy, recognizing the transformative power of collaboration, transparency and accessibility. By making P=ENTS open source, we aim to empower individuals and communities to take ownership of their development processes and facilitate positive change on a larger scale.
Using GitHub for the P=ENTS Methodology
To ensure effective collaboration and distribution of the P=ENTS methodology, we have chosen to use GitHub as the platform for hosting the methodology's source code, documentation and related resources. GitHub provides a robust infrastructure for version control, issue tracking, collaborative development and community engagement.
The P=ENTS GitHub repository serves as a central hub for the P=ENTS community, enabling individuals and organisations to access, contribute to and enhance the methodology. It features the following components:
The repository hosts comprehensive documentation that explains the key principles, pillars, stages and tenets of the P=ENTS methodology. This documentation serves as a guide for implementing the methodology and understanding its underlying concepts and is all published on this website. You can see all the most recent documents in the Documentation section.
GitHub's issue tracking system enables community members to report feedback, suggest enhancements and discuss important topics related to the P=ENTS methodology. This facilitates open and transparent communication within the community and helps prioritise development efforts.
The GitHub repository welcomes contributions from the P=ENTS community. Individuals and organisations can submit pull requests, share their insights, provide feedback and collaborate with others to improve the methodology continually.
Through GitHub's collaborative features, the P=ENTS community can collectively refine the methodology, incorporate best practices and explore ideas related to the P=ENTS methodology's values, principles, pillars and tenets.
By embracing an open-source approach, we aim to foster a dynamic and inclusive community of practitioners dedicated to effective community building. We hope you join us on our quest! For more information, contact us here.