[open-science] Thoughts on Having a Meta Open Science Community

Jack Park jackpark at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 11:09:10 UTC 2014

I agree with Svaksha, I've created a few documents to collect some of my
thoughts along the lines of augmenting human intellect (following Douglas


and would be happy to trade ideas.

On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 2:05 AM, SVAKSHA <svaksha at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 2:12 AM, W. Trevor King <wking at tremily.us> wrote:
> >
> > I think building a community is about bridge folks getting involved in
> > pairs of projects to help ferry ideas between projects.  Adding
> > additional channels to pull people together reminds me of this [1] ;).
> > A hub that does attract bridge people from the various sub-communities
> > would help a bit, but without access to the full firehose of the
> > constituent projects' core channels I think a number of opportunities
> > for collaboration would pass by unnoticed.
> I agree. I'd prefer to see sites like "simtk.org" get more traction as
> they could easily bridge the community gap that currently exists by
> leveraging existing collaborative tools in a single space, rather than
> multiple forums, wikis and blogs which have the potential to get stale
> very quickly thanks to the maintenance and bandwidth issue.
> Today there is an information overload and everyone wants to use their
> time wisely. I tend to agree with this school of thought and being a
> 'doer' means I gravitate towards tools that allow me to collaborate
> and share technical information easily without it being a huge
> maintenance time-sink, which git (via services like github, gitlab,
> bitbucket, etc..) does very well. Plus, github-pages allows users to
> create pretty sites, all a click away so why reinvent the wheel?
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