I'll be presenting our work in the Reconciliation Community Group at the group in the University of , tomorrow at 12. Excited to discover this mecca of the !


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The French government switched to Matrix, the German government evaluates free, open and federated messaging solutions, Nextcloud Talk became a great Slack replacement, public authorities in Germany consider a mass exodus from Twitter & Co after EuGH ruling, next stop Mastodon... Seems like we have both, the (political) momentum and the technology to make 2020 a great year for the free & open internet!
#Matrix #XMPP #Nextcloud #Mastodon #Germany #France

Hey all, quick question: Are there any really good insightful videos/lectures/articles on open source business models out there? I've been dwelling over the statement that the service/support-based model is not sustainable for a few weeks and all the expert opinions I heard so far just resolve to shifting away from open source licensing in some form or another. Example: invidio.us/watch?v=T_UM5PYk9NA
#opensource #freesoftware #softwaredevelopment #foss

Zentralblatt going open access: euro-math-soc.eu/news/19/12/17

I mostly use a mix of Google Scholar (for searching), MathSciNet (for more targeted searches, reviews, and high-quality bibtex), and DBLP (for bibtex of CS papers not in MathSciNet) but maybe this will convince me to add ZB into the mix.

I think I'll go to 2020, hoping to talk about in the "Open Research Tools" track: research-fosdem.github.io/. Anyone else planning to be around?

@o0karen0o Thank you for bringing this up. I think the increasing number of services offered only to people who agree to install random apps is a big issue. I recently visited a city where a lot of people are using rented electric scooters (and it could have been helpful to use one for me too), but all these services seem to require apps, although just a web browser (or even sms, like with trams in some countries) should have been perfectly fine.

It's always tricky to refuse to review for non- publications, but it feels like a more effective form of than to avoid submitting to non-OA venues myself: it initiates a discussion with the editors.

cyclosm.org is my go-to cycle map. Really great job with making cycle infrastructure stand out with clear conventions, and having the map key on the side changes everything! Thanks @Phyks

At #swib19, Julia Beck is presenting lobid as her "favourite API for GND". We are happy about this shout-out!

RT @crowbot
TheyWorkForYou, one of @mySociety’s most well-used services, is part of the democratic plumbing of the UK, but has no dedicated funding. Help us run it through the election, and for another year crowdfunder.co.uk/theyworkfory

RT @acka47
At the #swib19 Cocoda workshop, @nichtich recommends to set up a OpenRefine Reconciliation Endpoint for your vocabularies because it then can be used both with @coli_conc and with @OpenRefine. This shows, why reconciliation standards make sense (see w3.org/community/reconciliatio).

V pleased to say this includes OpenRefine - so looking forward to working on this. We're going to be working to attract new contributors by improving documentation, and implementing a new data model to improve the scalability, transparency, and reproducibility of OR workflows.
RT @ChanZuckerberg@twitter.com
Researchers need the best tools to advance their work in science and medicine. We’re proud to fund 40+ #opensource software…

got funding from CZI for 2020 and I'll be working with @ostephens to do a big overhaul to the project.
Very exciting!

RT @EdCDCS@twitter.com
Announcing a programme of @thecarpentries@twitter.com Library Carpentry workshops at @EdinburghUni@twitter.com, hosted in collaboration with @natlibscot@twitter.com, @CRC_EdUni@twitter.com, & @edcarp2@twitter.com.
Workshops on Python and R for Libraries, OpenRefine, and more.
Book a place (UoE login required): events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?even

Now in hackathon mode in the Edison room - join in with your own dataset!

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