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BG1zZ0lkAzEwMDAzBHNlYwNkbXNnBHNsawN2bXNnBHN0aW1lAzEyMTczNTg2ODg-> Running a Development 'Forge' .>>
As near as I can see you already offer your API's, sample client code and documentation to your users.
Open source coding projects tend to get several things from their
1. Feedback on current problems, bugs, etc.
2. Ideas for new features, requirements, etc.
You tend to get a lot of #1 which you can already receive
from your current setup. You also get a lot of #2, some is new, but some is already known to you. You can also already get this from your current offerings. #3 is mainly a communications forum which you could implement with discussion boards or a wiki.
The only additional thing you might pick up is some contributed code. This tends to take a lot of time on the part of the code integrators (you guys) to help them understand your internals and guide
their development. Often it results in features that the contributor
wanted, but not everyone else will find important.
Perhaps instead of a "forge" you could just set up wiki pages or forums for your users to register their own projects so they can
see each other. If you do this and get a vast amount of participation, then perhaps that's an indicator that you should do more. But I'd first dip the toe into the community and see what you get.
I think that running a community effort can take a *lot* of
time and effort, and unless it's central to your mission it can often be a distraction rather than a help.
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