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Community-driven open source: evolving software development

I’m showing my age here, but having observed the evolution of web development since it’s early days, it’s fascinating to look at how it’s become increasingly open to contributions from an ever-increasing set of participants. From the mid-90s when internet technologies were literally built in isolation in a garage through to the birth of user-centered…

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Community-driven open source: evolving software development

I’m showing my age here, but having observed the evolution of web development since it’s early days, it’s fascinating to look at how it’s become increasingly open to contributions from an ever-increasing set of participants. From the mid-90s when internet technologies were literally built in isolation in a garage through to the birth of user-centered…

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Coko joins World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

We are pleased to announce that Coko has become a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This is “an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web.” The organization is led by web inventor Tim Berners-Lee (Director) and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe. As members, Coko will be able…

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Hiring a community manager for books

Coko in partnership with UC Press and the California Digital Library are hiring a Community Manager to assist with adoption of the new Editoria platform for book production. The Community Manager will manage the publisher, developer, and service provider communities for Editoria—a web-based, open source book production software built on the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko)…

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Micropublication Workflows

As the newest member of the Coko team, I’m still learning how we make the magic happen with our partners and community members. Last week, I got to see the magic in action during a great meeting with micropublication.org. Part of this magic involves the Cabbage Tree Method—a process Adam designed to help publishers and researchers…

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Coko is seeking one or more Node.js / React Developers

We are seeking one or more talented Node,js / React developer(s) to work with us on improving scholarly / scientific publishing forever. Coko is looking for individuals with 2+ years of programming experience. You can be located anywhere in the world as long as good bandwidth and infrastructure uptime are available. Financial compensation to be…

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PagedMedia Announcement

The following announcement is regarding pagedmedia.org, which is a project started by Adam Hyde, Coko CoFounder, and funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation. It is not a Coko project as such, but closely affiliated! Please distribute widely! PagedMedia Announcement PagedMedia is a project to educate and inspire publishers to use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to produce…

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OS Bazaar – Berlin 2017

On October 23rd 2017 in Berlin, we held a one day FORCE pre-meeting open source bazaar in partnership with Hypothesis.  The day opened with a discussion on about replacing our currently siloed scholarly communications platforms and tools with a new ecosystem of open source technologies. This is the only way to transform the sector at…

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Carly Strasser joining Coko!

Last spring Adam and Kristen did some strategic planning and realized that building community is a top priority. Open source software development done in isolation usually fails. Coko is taking a community-driven software approach that engages the wider stakeholders from design through implementation. We began a search to find the best person to work with…

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Wax Show ‘n’ Tell

Last Thursday, the talented Yannis Barlas gave an excellent walkthrough of Wax, Coko’s in-browser word processor. Wax is built with the Substance.io library, and in addition to having advanced functionality like track changes, commenting, styling, and more, it’s designed to be reusable, customizable, and easily integrated into new projects. Check it out: Your browser does…

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Hindawi Limited & Coko Announce Partnership

Building Momentum, Building Community with PubSweet fueled platforms Today is another big news day for Coko. This morning, Hindawi Limited announced a partnership with Coko to build open-source solutions that manage content and workflow from initial authoring through manuscript submission, peer review, and production. This is the goal and promise of the PubSweet technology framework:…

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