Concept for an IssueTracker working across a loosely-formed group of people, each of whom is in multiple such groups, so a single unitary SaaS would be in inappropriate. cf (2020-12-22) Graph-driven SoftwareForge, (2013-07-15) Taco Task Hub, Object Browser, Group-forming, Software Bootstrap As DAO, microformat, Webs Of Thinkers And Thoughts, open source, portfolio life...
- A group/coalition wants to make progress towards an outcome/goal/deliverable, but most members are not full-time.
Meta/related: what about non-task items?
- Different people have different amounts of time to offer.
- A given person's time investment will change over time.
- Different people have different kinds of skills to offer (dev, strategy, design, marketing/marcom, community growing).
- Even if participating for intrinsic reasons, having the possibility of a financial compensation can increase motivation (note counter-arguments where motivation is reduced by rewards).
- People will participate in multiple groups. Some are even offline!
- People don't want their out-of-group tasks visible to the group/public.
- Running software (in the cloud) costs money.
- Some tasks/deliverables are more urgent/important at a given point in time to deliver value.
- If one person is 20% done with a task and gets busy with other things, it might make sense for someone else to take it over.
- If one person is 80% done with a task and gets busy with other things, it might not make sense for someone else to take it over.
- Tasks should be integrated into a wiki (and DVCS, if there's any software being built) → SoftwareForge
- Within a group....
Candidate (existing) solutions
- Github issues (or gitlab?). Not much of a fan
- Redmine/TracWiki - for $20/mo for hosting, maybe just worth it
- Taco app (or Akiflow) as user-app for cross-group tasks assigned to you