The Web Economy/14

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Type classification: this is a lesson resource.
Educational level: this is a tertiary (university) resource.

Critical Tools And SkillsEdit

This is a lesson part of the module The Web Economy out of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.


  • Today's knowledge worker in a community open source must know certain basic tools and skills to perform efficiently
  • Among the further tools they have to handle are Chatroom client, Sourceforge repository[1], and Wikimedia[2].
  • Skills involve soft skills such as been able to follow forum threads and response to them, and editing wikis.
  • In an Open Source Software project, the contributors have to possess a high level of programming ability and be familiar with the subject matter.

Assignment TasksEdit

  • Create our own user account in this Wikiversity project. Take a tour here[3] if you are a newbie.
  • Research other user pages and dress up your own user page with relevant information about yourself and what you do.
  • Create also an account in the the ADempiere Open Source ERP project wiki ADempiere Wiki and introduce yourself in the Community Portal.
  • Create your discussion pages as sub pages in the wikiversity project. Create your classroom page as Open Source ERP/Classroom/09/1 etc.
  • Try to edit some of the ADempiere Wiki such as typo and grammar mistakes.
  • Comment in the talk pages on any point that is fitting. Remember to sign your name.
  • Create a user account in
  • Browse through the trackers of [4]
  • How is open source software contribution different from a Wikipedian article contribution?


  • Publish your works in an attractive manner in your user page, stating your own views and findings providing links to your sources. Use the talk page here to score marks.
  • Create or edit sub-pages of course materials within wikiversity.
  • Discuss in the forum (link shall be provided) by offering your ideas and answering or comment on others' postings.



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