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Re: [SLUG] Open source Requirements Tools
- To: Zhasper <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>, SLUG list <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Open source Requirements Tools
- From: David Peterson <peterson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:16:45 +1100
Zhasper - I think your criticism is a bit harsh! I was just trying to
provide a bit of help to someone looking to solve a problem. Seriously,
the list can verge on the antisocial at times. I wonder why there are so
many lurkers and so few contributors ... hmm.
I am familiar with JIRA, it's a well-written product. That said, I'm not
sure that the open source project licence of JIRA gives you access to
the JIRA source code. I'd query that point, anyway.
The poster was seeking a solution to managing software and business
requirements in a simple tool that is accessible to both technical and
non-technical people. Mingle provides such a solution. It's not OSS but
it is free to use for small groups - so it's quite possible that it
might fit the bill. Lots of people had previously suggested Wiki-based
system (and Trac) and I was just seeking to offer another possibility.
Oh, and as for your "real language" sleight, we work daily in both Java
(JEE) and Ruby and I can assure you that both are "real languages".
On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 11:03 +1100, Zhasper wrote:
> If we're going to plug "This suggestion completely contradicts what
> you said you were looking for, but..." solutions, SLUG's hosts
> Atlassian have some products that seem to fit the bill - Jira
> (http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/) probably being the best
> It's written in a real language, Java, and is also free for
> open-source projects and community groups. The licence gives you
> access to the source and the right to make your own modifications
> forever (and when the licence expires, it just means you don't get
> access to new source any more - your existing install still works, and
> you still have the right to make your own modifications) (at least, I
> think it does, check before you hand over cash though).
> (obdisc: my partner works for Atlassian. I was an Atlassian fanboy
> even before he started working there)
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:17 AM, David Peterson <peterson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 08:44 +1100, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> > > My wish list was a graphical representation of requirements, tracking,
> > > prioritisation and scheduling, costing and a web accessible (not requiring an
> > > additional app to view)....and slides for presentations.
> > >
> > Hi Marghanita,
> > It's not open source, but have you checked out Mingle by ThoughtWorks
> > studios. It's an agile software design tool and would seem to support
> > some of the requirements you identify. In conjunction with open-source
> > tools like a wiki and Trac (or a trac-like tool) it might get you a long
> > way.
> > http://studios.thoughtworks.com/mingle-project-intelligence
> > It's written in Ruby on Rails (runs under JRuby) and is free (cost) to
> > use for small development teams. HTH.
> > Dave
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