[open-archaeology] [Antiquist] Re: Heritage Method Store Proposal

Stefano Costa steko at iosa.it
Tue Sep 21 16:57:37 UTC 2010

Il giorno mar, 21/09/2010 alle 10.09 +0100, Leif Isaksen ha scritto:
> - As a separate issue, a few of us have been toying with the idea of
> setting up a Stack Exchange site for Technology in the Humanities
> (http://area51.stackexchange.com/). This would have to be quite a
> large affair in order to work (i.e. we'd need to rope in antiquisters,
> digital classicists, HASTACers, and so on in order to reach a
> functioning scale) but it's Q&A format would nicely complement both
> the mailing lists (which are good for announcements and making
> personal contacts) on the one hand and more substantial knowledge
> articles such as the proposed methods wiki on the other. In any case,
> if anyone is interested in the initial phase of getting it off the
> ground please get in touch offlist. 

I will reply in more detail later, but for the moment being I'd like to
point out that a very similar web platform is already available on OKFN
infrastructure, e.g. see http://ask.okfn.org/en/

The major difference (and advantage, IMHO) would be in self-hosting and
capability to license everything under CC-BY.

I've started drafting the current proposal at
http://archeo.okfnpad.org/methodology-store - please feel free to


Stefano Costa
Coordinator, Working Group on Open Data in Archaeology
The Open Knowledge Foundation
http://www.okfn.org · http://opendefinition.org/

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