We get a lot of questions about how Crisp works and why, especially from other consultants looking to create something similar. After many years of experimenting we’ve converged on a model that works well, basically the sweet spot between being an independent consultant and being an employee. So we decided to open source it.
In January 2015, at Crisp Hack Summit 10, Mats Henricsson, Henrik Kniberg and Max Wenzin huddled up and created the first version of the open-sourced Crisp DNA. It is published at http://dna.crisp.se/
The Crisp DNA is version controlled using Git and both Crisp DNA repository and Crisp DNA web site is hosted at GitHub using GitHub Pages. The web site is a bunch of static web pages and images that is generated from Markdown and Textile files using Jekyll. This is the same setup that GitHub themselves use.
By using open, version-control friendly formats such as Markdown and Textile, we hope to benefit from the open source community which can fork our model, make changes and perhaps suggest improvements. This can actually change how Crisp works!
3 responses on “Crisp DNA is now open source!”
Great stuff! How many organisations that you know of have already successfully cloned the Crisp DNA?
This is awesome, something I have been considering for a while, but finally ready to take the next step with some like minded people I have been collaborating with mostly here in Adelaide, Australia and now ready to take the next step. I would love to contribute also in some way and connect with other organisations who have done something similar in Aus, NZ, Pacific.
Wow, this is inspiring! Thanks for sharing so openly.