Guide to Collaboration Tools

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How can we create better bridges between the world of developers and everyday users? We turn 'users' into 'creators' by making the knowledge and tools being produced more readily accessible to the public. This article is a first in a series of posts to be published on popular blog sites.

There are a lot of software collaboration tools out there, the abundance of which can be confusing and overwhelming to those simply looking for solutions that work. This article outlines some of the models created by open source software development teams for synchronous and asynchronous communication and documentation.

Internet Relay Chat (IRC)[edit]

Bug tracking[edit]

MediaWiki uses Bugzilla for tracking the status of software bugs and enabling ongoing conversation in the form of comments.