For the second year in a row the Developer Challenge at Open Repositories has revealed the significant contribution developers can make when asked to “show us the future of repositories”! This year over a dozen submissions were entered in the competition. Both JISC and Microsoft put up prizes for the top two prototypes. ...
The second place runner up was a prototype called FedoraFS by Rebecca Koesar who exposed Fedora as a desktop filestore using Fuse. While only a command line prototype at this point, the ease of overlaying a Graphical User Interface with file-folder icons is all but a done deal. [Note: omitting demo videos.]
Both Tim and Rebecca will be given $2000 USD to use on attending the conference of their choice. ...
Gavin Baker at 5/22/2009 10:49:00 AM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.