A sneak peak at what’s next for PubSweet
Travel the long and winding road to PubSweet
Ink 1.0 is here!
Baby steps to user-centric open source development
Why we’re all in open source now
Getting Started with Coko
Editoria 1.0 preview
Preprints won’t just publish themselves: Why we need centralized services for preprints
INK – the file conversion engine
How we’re building the ‘mountain chalet’ of complex conversions
Sowing the seeds for change in scholarly publishing
Open Source Alliance for Open Science
Editoria Newsletter Out Now!
INK client upgrade
All About INK (explained with cake)
Track Changes (Request for Comments)
Book on Open Source Product Development Method Released!
Italics, Buenos Aires and Coko?
Editoria Update
Where we are with File Conversion
A Typescript for the Web
Coko Celebrates Year One
Editoria – Scholarly Monograph Platform
Adam Hyde’s Blog
Introducing Christos
Introducing Yannis
New PubSweet release
Attribution in Open Source Projects
Open Source for Open Access
Reimagining Preprints: a new generation of early sharing
Introducing Stencila and Nokome Bentley
Reimagining Publishing
Introducing Charlie
PubSweet 1.0 “Science Blogger” alpha 2
PubSweet 1.0 “Science Blogger” alpha, INK 1.0 alpha RELEASES!!!
Collaborative Product Development
Publishing for reproducibility: collaborative input and networked output
Substance Consortium
UCP & CDL Announcement
Release 0.2.0 is here!
CKF receives funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to transform research communication
Technology Slows Down Science
[tech post] CSS and Drop Caps
Vote for the pubsweet logo!
Introducing Substance
Digging Collaboration and Cooperation: Code for a New Era
Coko 2015
PubSweet 0.1 Release
Coko Resources
Making science writing smarter
What I Have Learned About Building Community
Introducing the Tech Team
Knowledge and Communication
PKP and CKF Strategic Alliance
CKF Launches

A sneak peak at what’s next for PubSweet

July 21, 2017
Over the course of two days in San Francisco, about 20 of us put our heads together  to talk about upcoming features in PubSweet 2.0, Coko’s platform-building toolkit. (If you want to get up to speed on the 1.0 release, more on that here.)

The first day covered PubSweet 1.0.

Travel the long and winding road to PubSweet

July 18, 2017
Ever wonder how open-source projects go from an idea on the back of a napkin to something you can use and contribute to?

As the Coko Foundation puts the finishing touches on PubSweet 1.0 — and we’d love your comments on future developments, too — co-founder Adam Hyde takes you on journey back to 2007.

Ink 1.0 is here!

July 17, 2017
The Collaborative Knowledge Foundation is pleased to announce the release of INK 1.0.

It’s an exciting milestone for us: After almost a year of development, INK has grown from a scribble on a bit of paper to a fully fledged, production-ready framework ready to automate some of the tricky and time-consuming aspects of document and content processing in publishing.

Baby steps to user-centric open source development

July 10, 2017

Coko co-founder Adam Hyde believes that open source projects should be developed with the user, not for the user. That’s pretty much the exact opposite of how most of these projects grow today, with developers scratching their own itch. The user with their needs, interests, preferences, can be an afterthought.

Hyde’s been thinking about how to make this work for awhile now — check out his book “The Cabbage Tree Method” — and recently outlined seven ways to get users more involved in the process.

Why we’re all in open source now

July 7, 2017

For a long time, even an open source advocate might have written a passionate plea about it from a Windows operating system. Most PCs and laptops were the domain of Microsoft, whose then-CEO Steve Ballmer once compared open source to cancer. Those days are long gone, as the company’s recent OpenDev event (tagline: “See what’s possible with open source in the cloud”) attests.

Getting Started with Coko

June 16, 2017
If you would like to consider getting involved with the code that we produce you might find the following information helpful.

First, we have our own chatroom. It runs on the wonderful Mattermost platform (open source). You can find our version running here:

The account creation page is linked from there or you can jump direct to it from here:

The main room ‘Townsquare’

Editoria 1.0 preview

June 13, 2017

Editoria, the book production platform we’re building with the University of California Press, is getting ever closer to a 1.0 release. Check out the latest blog post on the Editoria website for an overview of the system and the latest features:

There, we’ll walk you through all the major interfaces,

Preprints won’t just publish themselves: Why we need centralized services for preprints

May 16, 2017

There has been much attention recently given to preprints, the early versions of journal articles that haven’t yet been peer-reviewed. While preprints have been around since before launched in 1991, fields outside of physics are starting to push for more early sharing of research data, results and conclusions. This will undoubtedly speed up research and make more of it available under open and reusable licenses.  

INK – the file conversion engine

For the past 8 months we have been been building INK – the open source file conversion and transformation engine for publishing. 

INK is now nearing 1.0, ready in the next weeks. In anticipation of the first major release we thought you might to know a little more about what INK does and why.

How we’re building the ‘mountain chalet’ of complex conversions

May 7, 2017

When scaling great heights, sometimes you need a place to rest before moving on.

That’s one analogy for XSweet, a toolkit under development by the Coko Foundation. It offers a set of stylesheets for extraction and refinement of data from MS Office Open XML (.docx) format, producing HTML for editorial workflows.

XSweet developer Wendell Piez offered that parallel in a recent presentation at JATS-Con 2017.