I met folks from FarmOS (and briefly someone from GODAN) at the OpenTEAM kick-off meeting (attended in a past life as a sustainable agriculture software developer).
OpenTEAM has a very strong focus on the USA, and specifically on soil health. (Most of their funding comes from a US Department of Agriculture grant to look into that area). I’ll be very interested to see what comes out of it; it may be some time before the outputs are useful – or even available – to people in other areas, or integrated into tools.
The FarmOS folks are lovely, and they have a strong commitment to open source. I will declare a bit of suspicion about the Drupal-based architecture, and it seems like they’re at a very early stage in terms of how many farms are using it, but definitely one to watch.
The GODAN standards seem great; I think also relatively early days for them – things may have changed a lot in the last 18 months, but at that time I don’t think any of the other OpenTEAM members were following them or had specific plans to.
@jdaviescoates I hadn’t encountered Grownetics before and will be checking it out with interest
I guess similar to most industries, most farmers I’ve spoken to or heard from (including several coöps) are using corporate-made tools – e.g. Muddy Boots and CropTrak were two general-purpose farm management platforms I heard about a lot. Many farmers are in a particularly tricky situation where the farm management tools they use are required by their customers as part of their contracts, so any open source tools those folks use would necessarily be in addition to the ones they’re mandated to – which might be a bit of an uphill struggle given how busy they are!