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oTranscribe needs a new home

Update: oTranscribe is joining MuckRock and DocumentCloud

How would you like to run an open source project used by thousands of journalists, academics and writers?

My humble little web app turns five this year. I still get a thrill whenever someone tells me it’s helped them in their work, but I’m kind of done with it. I’m struggling to find the motivation to maintain and upgrade its codebase. With over 100,000 monthly users relying on oTranscribe, I don’t want to do a sloppy job or let it rot away.

So, this is an open call for new a maintainer. It could be an individual or an organisation. I won’t ask for financial renumeration, but you’ll need to convince me that you have a strong commitment to open source and will take good care of the project and its users. If I don’t find anyone suitable, I’ll keep hold of it.

If you’re interested, please send me an email: otranscribe@elliotbentley.com

Posted 15 Jul 2018