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

SVAKSHA svaksha at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 09:05:38 UTC 2014

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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