Addressed Problems

  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /var/www/projectportal2/sites/all/modules/contribute/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_page::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin_display_page::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /var/www/projectportal2/sites/all/modules/calendar/includes/calendar_plugin_display_page.inc on line 297.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_page::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /var/www/projectportal2/sites/all/modules/calendar/includes/calendar_plugin_display_page.inc on line 297.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_block::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /var/www/projectportal2/sites/all/modules/calendar/includes/calendar_plugin_display_block.inc on line 78.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_attachment::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin_display_attachment::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /var/www/projectportal2/sites/all/modules/calendar/includes/calendar_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 242.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_attachment::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /var/www/projectportal2/sites/all/modules/calendar/includes/calendar_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 242.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_handler_field_multiple::pre_render() should be compatible with content_handler_field_multiple::pre_render($values) in /var/www/projectportal2/sites/all/modules/contribute/date/date/date_handler_field_multiple.inc on line 185.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_view_plugin_style::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /var/www/projectportal2/sites/all/modules/calendar/includes/calendar_view_plugin_style.inc on line 173.

In FLOSS development projects the complexity of managing coordination is multiplied:

  • The variety of communication tools causes an information pull very heterogeneous, distributed and not well-linked on the basis of its content.
  • A very communication-intensive open source community generates vast amounts of information as a result of the interactions/communication, which causes a kind of information overload.
  • The awareness about the work and need of other developers is very vague.

In order to enhance coordination in FLOSS projects, communication must be efficient (i.e. timely and clear) and effective (i.e. targeted).
FLOSS community members need to understand who is working on what in the community and how their work affects other community members. This knowledge has to be collected in real time, as it is created. Such knowledge will allow people to coordinate work effectively, anticipate other members’ actions, discuss tasks and locate help.