Point taken. At the end of the day though, we still need others to vouch for our work. We need remove barriers to collaboration with the projects in our column, which we are doing, but this won't magically create a user community And it's that user community's needs which need to drive our service development. So, at the very least, I suggest we talk to the ones that we are supporting.
If we are pushed to work in a more integrated way, then this is great - we wanted to do this anyway as soon as we heard that the projects had been funded, but just integrating things for the sake of it is not going to make anyone happy.
On the other hand, I had a question - why can't we integrate some of the Collaboratio tools into the Science Gateway ? Again, the two questions we should have answers to whenever we bring up "integrations" are :
- Who wants this ?
- Is this possible ?
in that order. If nobody wants it, let's not waste time developing it.