As with any open source project, community participation is key to future success. Each IKS community project usually has a mailing list, and many also have discussion groups, bug trackers and wiki, so it's easy to get started and add your voice to the discussion. Asking (and answering) questions, writing documentation and closing bugs are just some of the ways in which you can participate and show your support.
Semantic CMS technologies are still being defined, and feedback and validation of early results are critical to community progress. Our funding programs offer research grants for early adopters willing to test-drive and validate IKS community technology, thereby paving the way for greater marketplace penetration and credibility.
The IKS community has a number of software projects under active development, all of which are available under genuine OSI-compliant licensing without license fees or vendor lock-in. Together with our archive of work product and research around semantic technologies, these projects offer unparalleled opportunities for innovation in an exciting new technological area. You can support the development of these projects by downloading them, trying them out, and giving us feedback on how to make them better.
IKS community workshops are held every six months to consult and interact with CMS vendors, developers, end-users and researchers. IKS' pan-European footprint ensures that each event attracts a mix of scientific and technical disciplines and creates a collaborative environment for discussion, knowledge sharing and brainstorming. These workshops are a great way to learn more about the IKS community, engage with the people and projects, and gain from community knowledge.
As a community focused on semantic CMS technologies, we're interested in how users work and interact with a semantically-enhanced CMS. This allows us to more precisely discover requirements, benchmark progress and create real-world solutions. To this end, we're always looking for case studies that serve as input into our requirements gathering model. You can contribute by submitting case studies that illustrate IKS community projects and technology in action.
Have you created a conference presentation, a video walkthrough or a tutorial about an IKS community project? Add your contribution to the IKS resource directory so that other community members can learn from it.