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 scale, which is a job too large for any one organization or company.
Kristen opened the day with the key themes:
3 key themes of #osbazaar – community, diverse economy system, reuse
— Alice Meadows (@alicejmeadows) October 24, 2017
- Coko’s own Jure and Yannis kicked it off with overviews of the PubSweet and Editoria Projects
- Dan Whaley followed-up with a discussion of Hypothes.is’s recent milestones
- Michael Aufreiter and Oliver Buchtala demo-ed Substance and the Texture editor
- Nokome Butler presented on Stenci.la and how to build reproducible documents (with embedded code!)
- Richard Smith-Unna showed how you can use Science Fair to do peer-to-peer sharing of articles
- Max Ogden discussed dat and distributed approaches to data sharing
- Karen Yook walked through Wormbase’s micropublication.org project
- Peter Kraker showed us the world with Open Knowledge Maps
- Adam Hyde discussed the future of journals with the INK and xPub projects
- Daniel Mietchen showed how all of our projects are interconnected through Wikidata
Oh and don’t forget, we also had a celebration and product showcase during lunch from groups across the annotation community: SciLite, Hypothesis/SciBot, Pundit, Xpansa, PaperHive, eLife, Profeza) and others. All in one day!
The tweets are all at #osbazaar. One tweet captured the essence of the day
— Juan Pablo Alperin (@juancommander) October 24, 2017
Kristen summarized the day at a session at FORCE with this presentation:
Was the inaugural OS bazaar a rousing success? Was a good time had by all? Yes and yes. Any opportunity to come together and hear updates from the community about the incredible projects under development. We’re already looking forward to OS Bazaar #2!