C5.097 First report on integration of software developments in partner institutions

The EDIT platform for Cybertaxonomy is a suite of loosely coupled tools that already exist or are newly developed. The development of new tools and the development of adapters for the integration of existing tools take place in several EDIT partner institutions. The coordination of the EDIT software development is carried out by the BGBM (task 5.2) and reported and discussed in the ISTC (Information Science and Technology Committee). A distributed development process requires substantial resources for coordination in order to ensure continuous joint efforts in the execution of the common objectives of the EDIT project in general and the specific objectives of Platform development. Apart from the necessary investment in time, a fundament for the success in tasks is a well working communication infrastructure as well as tools for collaborative development work such as code sharing and bug tracking.