From its inception it has been part of the OPF’s vision that meaningful discussions around Digital Preservation problems are key to finding solutions, tools and ultimately improving digital preservation practices.
A granular understanding of today’s actual challenges, rather than looking at hypothetical problems is our preferred approach. The OPF promotes interaction between Practitioners and Techies through events. During these mixed events we ask practitioners to bring practical problems from their organisations and to document these in the OPF wiki as issues. At the same, the technical community will hack or search for solutions to these specific problems.
Source: Open Planets Foundation