[open-archaeology] Cuneiform Digital Library and Open Knowledge Foundation working groups

Eleanor Robson er264 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Jun 22 14:13:15 UTC 2010

Dear Stefano and colleagues,

thanks for your patience and persistence! The short answer is yes, we  
are still very interested. I'm sorry for the long silence, but we've  
had a good excuse: shortly after my initial meeting with Rufus, my  
group decided that we should rebrand (as we kept being confused with  
another, less open project with a similar name) and also use that  
opportunity to have a massive rationalisation of our file structure,  
programming, documentation, etc., etc. which should finally be  
finished and go public at the end of this month.

Our new name is Oracc (the Open, Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus)  
and you can find us at http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ There's still a  
bit of housekeeping and tidying up do (including CC at-sa licenses to  
add). But -- as I hope will be obvious from our new name -- one of the  
things we wanted to do was to be much more explicit about our  
commitment to openness; I still need to make that a bit clearer in our http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/osc-about.html 
  with, most obviously, a link to you guys and the Open Knowledge  

In short, we're pretty much ready to go now, give or take a few  
tweaks, and to get more involved in bigger things (within our means of  
course: there are just the three of us  -- me in Cambridge, Steve in  
Philadelphia and Niek at Berkeley -- and we all do this unfunded, on  
top of full-time teaching and research, like many of you do too, I  

All best,

Dr Eleanor Robson
Reader in Ancient Middle Eastern Science
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH, UK
work:  +44 1223 334 555; mobile: +44 7962 034861
er264 at cam.ac.uk

On 22 Jun 2010, at 14:51, Stefano Costa wrote:

> Il giorno dom, 14/03/2010 alle 17.49 +0000, Eleanor Robson ha scritto:
>> Thank you all very much for your continued interest. OKF is on the
>> agenda for the next CDL Steering Group Meeting, on Friday evening --
>> our first since I met Rufus a few weeks back.
> Eleanor,
> are there any news about the Cuneiform Digital Library interest in  
> open
> knowledge ?
> All the best,
> Stefano
> (CC'ing open-archaeology)
> -- 
> Stefano Costa
> Coordinator, Working Group on Open Data in Archaeology
> http://wiki.okfn.org/wg/archaeology
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
> http://www.okfn.org · http://opendefinition.org/

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