Herculean Group is an open source team I’ve started along with David Whitehurst of Cape Henry Technologies. We’re still working out the details, but the idea is to build a team around development tools and related processes, with an eye towards refining the techniques of distributed development, deployments, testing, planning and project management, using open source tools.
I met David online on a site called SiliconIndia, where I found him while looking for a mentor on entrepeneurship. He’s written a book on AppFuse (a Java framework) and is a member of the CAS steering committee.
We’re building the infrastructure of Herculean Group along the model of a QA-SITE using 4 Linode VPS. We’re also using Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, Fisheye.) We’re currently using the software stack David knows best: Java, Spring, Struts2, Hibernate, AppFuse, and Maven.
Our first project is a requirements management tool called Harvest.
One thing that appeals to me about the project is that it is a proof of concept for a large scale QA-SITE deployment. Another is that it gives me a chance to learn about AppFuse and Maven. And thirdly, David is a pretty cool guy.