Joining Spirits with Aiki Framework: The New Web Engine for Open Clip Art Library

Jon Phillips,
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In the past, applying a free software development style to web applications blocked development on the Open Clip Art Library. The project has nearly joined the #FAIL list multiple times. Since web sites are centralized pieces of software running continuously, there is a need for secure access to the live code. This forces a division of managing a running website, merging software changes from developers, and keeping development on the software progressing healthily. To complicate matters, a site like Open Clip Art Library has an active base of librarians and artists uploading and editing new clipart. The new Aiki Framework aims to solve all these issues.